I know this is a very general question, but I am curious about how all of you write. For example, do you use an outline or index cards? Do you write a certain amount every day? Do you use a word processor, special program, pen an paper, or computer? This question primarily is directed to those of you who write MG and YA novels... but anyone can answer.
I mostly write picture books and short stories. I try to produce a certain number of words every day, even if I have writer's block. This helps me get over a block. Also, for picture books I often use a storyboard once I already have written some of my thoughts on paper or in the computer. This helps me visualize my story as a book, and it also lets me know whether or not it would work with a 32 page format. I have not written a novel, so I do not know what technique I would use to write something that length. Eventually I would like to try writing a MG book; however, this would be very new territory for me.