I can't disagree about it being thin, but I really enjoyed Joyland just because it was well-written and most of what it offered was in the forefront.
I'll (once again in this thread) third Scrivener. The corkboard, with the old-fashioned index cards, is perfect for outlining and to be able to keep all
Wow... completely agree with that recommendation. Can't believe I forgot that one. Good call Sib.... Codex of Alera would probably be perfect for FD.
Codex Alera by Jim Butcher (also his urban fantasy series, Dresden Files)
I think the Tiger and Del by Jenifer Roberson books would fit your criteria. Also the Eli Moonpress books from Rachel Aaron.