Do you use outlining much in your writing, or other planning like index cards?
Personally, I hate it, and since most of what I’ve been writing is short pieces it’s not of much use. I also don’t find it all that necessary for long pieces where I already know the beginning and the end and need to fill in the middle.
But if I’m actually going to get off my rear and write a ‘big con’ novel, I absolutely have to have some kind of written plan ahead of time, or I’m never going to be able to keep things straight — particularly since the reader may not always be privy to exactly what’s happening.
Scrivener will help with this, I think. But outlining is something I normally associate with nonfiction projects.