by Elizabeth S. Craig, @elizabethscraig
I realized recently that the most common question I’m asked in podcast interviews, during writer’s conferences, and via email is: “What does your cozy mystery outline look like?”
I’ve always kind of blown my answer to this question, I think, because I’m surprised to get it. I never even thought of myself as an outliner until six years ago (I was a pantster until that point).
My outline has been a work in progress. But I’ve tweaked it a lot over the years until now it’s the basic tool that I need to jump quickly into a new story.
I’m posting a link to it in this post so that now I can actually have an answer to the question I’ve never answered well before. :) Hopefully, someone will find it useful. You can find the template here on Google Docs and can copy it or download it there.