JASON REYNOLDS

writin' and whatnot

Before it's a book...

it's just notes.

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This is part of an outline for a novel I'm working on. It's basically a storyboard broken down in these little boxes, according to chapter.

I know what you're thinking. You're wondering if I'm afraid of people stealing my ideas since I just put my notes on the Internet. Well, I would be, if I didn't write it in new-school hieroglyphics that only I can decipher.

Go ahead. Try to read it. You'll get nothing but a headache.

Some call it chicken-scratch. I like to think of it as genius-scribble, or handwriting 2.0.

Anyway, the point is, this is where it starts. A bunch of messy bullet points in a moleskine. The early fleshings of an idea. The bones.

But it's so amazing to think about what this will soon become.