I write a fairly detailed outline for each of the books, anywhere from 10-20
pages each. (One, I think, hit 30 pages.) So figure anywhere from 30 to 85
pages per trilogy, or thereabouts.
It contains nearly all of the major beats, character moments and plot turns.
Then the authors add in another layer in all three categories as connective
tissue and do all the heavy lifting of actually making it all *work*.
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