The Plot Thickens

IMG_20130821_225213I finished reorganizing the plot for my book. I did it with pen on paper because something about the tactility of it all was very satisfying. I liked being able to flip through each page, hold it in my hand as I looked at what needed to be condensed or moved. I liked feeling the little stack of papers get thicker and thicker between my fingers.

I’m back to actually writing again, with that handy stack of papers right by my side so I can reference it whenever I need to. I use Scrivener for my writing and I love how easy the program makes it to stay organized. It allows me to work the way my brain works without losing anything I don’t want to lose.

Sometimes, though, it’s nice to have something physical. My messy little outline is like a treasure map, leading me toward my end goal, and the crisp feel—the crinkle of the paper in my hand—reminds me that goal is reachable.

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2 thoughts on “The Plot Thickens

  1. gabrielablandy says:

    I’ve never used Scrivener, but I’ve definitely seen a few blog posts on how useful it is. I get the main thing is to find something that works for you, which makes writing (and finishing something) more possible! I actually use a dictaphone for a lot of my work. I found a great app that I have on my Ipad now, which means I can give each recording a title. Before, I was using a very basic device and I never knew what each recording was. It has save me time, having to play each one, until I find the piece I need to type up that Day!

    • Rose Card-Faux says:

      Oh cool! I love what sort of applications are available to writers now. And it’s so interesting to hear how different writers work. I think you’re right, that every writer has to find the way that works best for them. I think when I realized I could use whatever methods worked for me instead of having to work like other writers, it was a big breakthrough for me in the quality of my writing. (And in how much I liked my own writing.) :)Thanks so much for stopping by!

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