Planning a Novel with Post-Its!


As I said in an earlier post, I tend to get images of major scenes, and then I sort of write my way towards them, picking up other ideas and threads as I go. Right now I’m organizing everything through the magic of Post-It notes!

ImageThey’re just inside a cabinet door in my room. The blue ones are scenes I know for certain will happen–and in what order–while green are scene ideas that haven’t indicated when they’ll occur. Or if.

I like this set-up because I can move ’em around, rewrite, or ‘lock in’ scenes whenever. On the downside, they occasionally fall off and get crumpled when I’m getting my pajamas out.

“One person’s mess is merely another person’s filing system.” –Margo Kaufman

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