To Outline or Not

Austin-based novelist and educator Brian Yansky has a wonderful blog that I recently discovered.  His most recent post from June 4th grabbed me because he explores some of the downsides of working from a rigid outline.  Here’s the link:

You should read it for yourself, but I’ll tell you he seems to be in the non-outliner camp.  As am I; though, I must admit that I am currently struggling through an outline for the novel I’m working on.  I have begun to suspect that my manuscript’s problems may lie, at least in part, in the way that I created it.  I’m confident I’ll have more to say on this in later posts.  In the meantime, I want to put the question out there for discussion:

Are you an outliner or not?  Why or why not?  Post a comment here and let’s talk about it.