Friday, April 27, 2007
All The Little Details
I’ve been working on what was supposed to be an 8K word short story. Currently I’m up to just a tad over 14k and still going strong. Currently I’m aiming for 25K. I realized, though, that since I started this story sometime around Halloween, I’ve forgotten important aspects of the story, like the name of the town they live in and even the color of my hero and heroine’s eyes.

One thing I’ve always wanted to do when writing, or planning a story, was to get a three ring binder and fill it with all the important details, pictures of my characters (quite often I use models for my characters, generally actors, sometimes models). At times I do this and keep the info in files on my computer, but I’m really wanting to do this in a binder this time. Anyone else do this? How do other writers keep track of this information and keep it within easy reach? Quite often I work on three different computers and while I have a “memory stick” I don’t always have it with me.

I was just curious to find out the methods of my fellow authors to keep track of all the little details.

Its still cold and rainy here in NH. The kids have been on vacation this week, and have been going stir crazy, not really getting out until I’m home from work. And my husband has pneumonia so its been a tough week.
Next week will be better. I hope.
posted by Ceri Hebert @ 11:35 AM  
1 Comments:
  • At April 27, 2007 at 4:43 PM, Blogger Nancy J. Bond said…

    Wooot! I get to be the first to comment in your new blog! Love the new look. :)

    As for details about characters and such, I think a binder for each story would be a great idea. I guess it depends on how detailed you get. I usually keep all my info in separate directories, but you're right -- it would be handy to have all those notes in binders or something you could put pen to. I'll be interested to see what others do.

     
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