I've been learning about Save the Cat and it makes me curious about others since I am used to Hero's Journey. I wonder what everyone's favorite is and why.
You should try no outline, just one long creative writing exercise. I'm not saying it'll be good, only that it'll be your favorite.My favorite outline is the one that actually sticks. I'm six novels in and still haven't found it. I'm beginning to suspect the problem lies not with the outline but with the outliner.
Everyone has their own method of course. I find writing like a endless series of problem solving, which is certainly thinking. Those pesky characters are always in a mess I dont know how they are going to get out of. I've tried to do outlines, but they just dont flow from me.Writing without planning is for me like writing without thinking. Doesn't work.