For shorter stories I occasionally “pants” it, but I normally jot down a few elements I want in the story. I guess it could be considered a very rough outline. For my novel I am using an outline, but I allow the outline to change as the story progresses, often adding things, or changing things, or removing things. But I have kept the overall storyline and know the ending.

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