This is an excellent video by three successful writers on building suspense in fiction writing. I found their views on first person vs third person of particular interest. I have written in both viewpoints. My Catherine Winter Private Investigator Series is in first person. My last novel, Sound of Silence is in third, and the current novel I am writing is again in third. It's a toss up as to which I prefer, but I think third person is less restrictive and allow for more freedom in creativity.
Outlines--I have never liked them, going back many years to my high school and college days. So I do not use them.
I've written screenplays so I can identify somewhat with what both Paul and Lee have to say about screenwriting, which they have both done.