And yet some of the most important stuff is still only in my head.
Are authors organised? Many authors take notes, but not all do. Some authors have colour-coded pens, post-it notes, and different notebooks for different things. Some use paper, some use computer spreadsheets. Everyone has their own way. This week, we’re talking about how we organise our notes.
For my first novel, I had a spiral notebook that held everything – all my plot ideas, scenes, characters, sketches. For actual plotting, however, I used 3×5 notecards. Each one had a major plot point on it, and I lined them all up on a wall in my room. Then I could add other notecards underneath with further explanations or questions, and I could easily re-arrange my plot points. It was a great visual, and I liked it better having it up on a wall instead of having it on a computer screen. …
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