This post was written for the Insecure Writer’s Support Group where we share our encouragement or insecurities on the first Wednesday of the month, to join the group or find out more click here.
OPTIONAL IWSG DAY QUESTION:
Writers have secrets! What are one or two of yours, something readers would never know from your work?
I tend to be an open book. No pun intended.
One thing that may not be obvious is I’ve got a terrible memory. It comes in handy when rereading or rewatching something. Sometimes I go through the whole thing before I realize I’d been there before.
Sounds like a laugh until I try to remember where I added a detail, or if I added a detail in a chapter?
Not so much fun for a writer when they spend just as much time rereading their work as writing new pages.
Out of self-defense I started using Scrivener.
Some say that they don’t want to stop and collect data to save in different files. Okay. To each, their own. But the five to ten minutes I do use to file away data on characters, settings, and items, saved me hours of looking and finding that stupid detail I was sure was in chapter two and I find in chapter nine.
A place for everything and everything in its place. Whoot!
A quick click I can check eye color or the type of drapes in someone’s house without reading pages and pages. Where did I leave the clue and who has it now?
Anyone use Scrivener or have tips to help them remember details? Please share. All of us want to know your tricks of the trade.