30 Days of Encouragement for NaNoWriMo (and other writers, too!)

You may notice at this point that your plot is thickening, along with your cast.  Avoid getting things too tangled up (and thus the need to go back and check on things) by keeping a system of notes about who’s who and what’s what.  Character names & details, major plot points, relationships and time lines may be easier to keep track of with notes in place.

I’ve seen this done with plain legal pads, elaborate wall charts, whiteboards, and even a color-coded post-it note system.  Use whatever works for you.  I do recommend using a system that can be easily changed, since we never quite know where a story might take us.

If you keep everything online (as I tend to) you should check out Evernote.  It’s a fantastic tool to grab inspiration from multiple websites and media.  The iPhone app lets you record voice memos, too, which are great for those “Oh-my-gosh-that’s-fantastic-but-I’m-in-the-middle-of-traffic” moments.

Do you have a system that works really well for you?  Tell us about it in the comments!