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Monday, January 12, 2009

These post-its are my novel, in condensed form. I'm trying to organize things, and it is a pain. I didn't write chronologically - I wrote whatever I felt like that day, and so it has some problems that need fixed before I should even bother doing the line-editing.

Does anyone have any tips or resources for this? It seems terribly unwieldy.

I remember Robin had a nifty little board with little dividers, but I don't know that I have a board big enough for all the dividers I'd need...

1 comment:

DJ said...

The divisions on Robin's board are for chapters. You could try sorting your post-its into ten or twelve chapters. Then organize each chapter into scenes. Start by finding the material for the beginning, and the material for the end, then distribute the rest between those, not necessarily chronologically. Start the story in a place that creates a lot of questions in the reader's mind and work from there. I hope that helps.