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Writing in Series

As I’m finishing up Book 3 in my series, I’m noting how increasingly hard it is to keep track of things. Things it never occurred to me that I would forget. . . yup, I forgot.

Here are some things I’ve used to keep this very complicated series manageable. All documents are works in progress.

1) Style sheet. Impossible to create after the fact, but as I started out, I wrote down, in categories, things like: characters (ages), technology terms, politics, place names, geography, flora, fauna, clothes, food, terms of the culture (many of these), sayings, oaths, homilies, literature titles. The style sheet not only reminds me what things are called but specifies case and spelling. Read More…