A Peek Into My Writing Process: Folders

A Peek Into My Writing Process: Folders
November 29, 2017 No Comments » WRITING TIPS Barbara Tyree

Everyone has their own special way of writing. You may find it comforting to use pen and paper; if I did that I would not be able to read my writing! Whatever your method is, is your work in progress organized? Or do you find yourself having to search through your material?

I used to do my writing on my PC until I became so disgusted with Windows 10 (I won’t even go there) but now I do my writing on a Mac. Everything is organized by each WIP (work in progress). I don’t have anything all that fancy, no special software, only folders set up. Most important of all, it works for me. I have a folder for my characters where I have descriptions, information about their life, etc. Folder number two is my outline; it explains a short summary of each chapter of the manuscript. Also, I tend to go back and possibly insert notes highlighted in red of changes I want to make or a possible idea. Third, is my manuscripts.

Of course, I also have folders such as Media that contain photos, and blurbs, and other contents I may need relating to books.

You may think, this is fine for fiction writers however, I write non-fiction. You can do the same, only revise it.  Writing non-fiction is different from fiction yet the same – we still want to attract those readers’ attention.

What are your writing organization habits?

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Barbara Tyree Barbara Tyree was born and raised in Lexington, Virginia. She always thought Lexington was boring with nothing to do until she got married and moved to Leesville, Louisiana. After living there for three years she and her husband moved back to Lexington. She attended Dabney S. Lancaster. She has always had a passion for reading and writing. She loves animals but is allergic to cats. An avid Elvis Presley fan since she could remember as well as Rod Stewart but loves all types of music. Since writing Dangerous Liaisons (releasing in 2018), she has three other novels in the works as well as the sequel to Dangerous Liaisons. CONNECT: Facebook | Twitter | Website

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