Getting Organised – Part 2

Organising, OrganizingLet’s continue with Getting Organised 🙂

CHARACTERS
There are many “Character Profile Templates” floating about and I will (eventually) add one of my own to the Free Printables section.

These can be useful but I must stress that you should not follow them too strictly as you progress with your writing.

They are good to start with, to get the “meat” of your characters down, but as your writing becomes more detailed you would be best to design your own character template. This way you will not end up with a lot of extra sections requiring information you don’t need.
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Getting organised – Part 1

Organising, OrganizingIn the last article I discussed organising your life outside of your writing work, now let’s move onto getting organised for writing.

Every writer is different and so not all suggestion here for organising yourself will work for you. However here is how I do it that you may find useful.

COMPUTER FOLDER
Firstly, for every new novel I start a new computer folder. Give your novel (or series) a name. Whether you write short stories, sonnets or huge novels TITLES are important. If you can’t think of one you like use a “Working Title” but at least you have something.

If you write novels, give your novels a title – if you write novel series, give the SERIES a title. That way the individual novels can become numbers until you’ve got your individual titles.
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