All The Little Details-And E-book Giveaway!

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.

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15 thoughts on “All The Little Details-And E-book Giveaway!

  1. I started with binders too, but then I bought a copy of Writeway software which lets you store your research. Guess, I was too used to tearing pics out of magazines, etc. I went back to the binders.
    Gale

  2. I have a folder for each story I write loaded on my memory stick that I keep all character profiles and pictures in so that I can go back and reference them. Nothing too high tech, but so far it’s worked for me 🙂

  3. I don’t use pictures because I can never find anyone who looks exactly like I imagine my characters. I don’t like flipping back and forth between documents, so I do keep a folder for each WIP. I have GMC forms for each character that I print out and fill in by hand, an outline or beat sheet, etc. I find it’s easier to pull out a paper and look at it than go back and forth between documents on my computer. I also have a printed out editing checklist and a proofreading checklist that I refer to.

    1. Wow, Ally. You are MUCH more organized than I could ever hope to be!! Good for you! I like using pics of people to use as models though I do adjust their looks somewhat if need be.

  4. I keep my memory stick handy but I may not update on one pc so it makes it hard to switch to the other every time. For most of my work I keep pc files but for my shifter series I have a 3-ring that I’ve begun sorting deets into just so I can have all my series info in one place. I can flip page to page, back and forth– and touch paper. 🙂

  5. Ceri this is such a great topic today!!! I love the ideas everyone has for organizing their thoughts and details and such. I have a running notebook full of info plus I have a file on my desk top for each of my WIP which includes a detail pageof the important info about the characters, places and dates. I always feel like i have so much going on that there really isn’t an easier way for me to keep track of it all. I guess as long as I know where it all is, that’s good enough for me 🙂 Thanks again for a great post.

  6. I have a lap pad where my various computers sit while using them. It has a hollow slot in the center where I keep a small file containing all my sight info, printed on paper. I keep the original digital info in a file on all my desktops for quick reference as well.

    1. I think I’ve heard of this program. I think it would be a great idea. I’m always afraid that something will happen to my computer or flash drive and I’d be sunk! Thanks so much for the link!

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