G. T. L. Rev. wrote:Longer outlines =/= better outlines. Frankly, a really good 5 page outline that you know well is much more useful than a 100 pager you'd have to frequently flip through and read. Knowing the rules and the policies that animate them is what is most important. When your outline gets past 40 pages or so, you're likely filling it up with stuff you don't need.
IDK, different strokes for different folks. I like to make really long outlines (100 pages or so), read them through a few times, make a TOC for quick reference, and THEN boil it down into a 15-25 pg one I can effectively memorize.