I want to find the correct way to say that I´m thinking and documenting about all the details of my book, possibly making some diagrams, describing characters, etc., instead of actually writing it. Is there a verb for that? How would I say it?

  • Brainstorming, creating a preliminary sketch / outlining characters and the story? – user3395 Jul 10 '17 at 18:47
  • We would say outlining in almost every case. (Interrogatives in English do not begin with an inverted question mark (¿). We use only one question mark at the end.) – P. E. Dant Reinstate Monica Jul 10 '17 at 18:49

If you document these, you would call that an "outline", a "sketch", or a "summary" of the book. If you're just thinking then you would call that an "idea" for a book, as in:

I have a great idea for a book, let me tell you about it!

You can also have ideas for any kind of creative work: movies, artwork, music, etc. -- until you start on it, after which you might call it a "work in progress".

  • Yes, actually I want to document it. Edited. Thanks. – Kenny Barrera Jul 10 '17 at 18:55

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