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General note taking on story idea(s)

Discussion in 'Writing Discussions' started by Masronyx, Dec 14, 2011.

  1. I just about died laughing reading this.
     
  2. Shadoe

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    I do this all the time. I like to keep going when I'm trying to complete a thought, and when the thoughts start piling up on me I have to put them somewhere. And yes, "This is crap, rewrite" appears more often than I'd like.
     
  3. Shadoe

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    this is the one I use. All the time.
     
  4. Masronyx

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    Update: I've started using Notebook like some of you do, and I like it, oddly...
    I say oddly, because, like I've stated before, I'm used to writing everything longhand.
    I'm not going to stop drafting longhand though.... :D
     
  5. ShortHair

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    Separated at birth....

    My notes tend to go through cycles of growth and mitosis. If they retain my interest long enough to grow beyond a sentence or two, they get a separate piece of paper. If they get bigger than a handful of pages, they go in a file. If they outgrow the file, they split into several files. Eventually there's a file for old pages that got replaced by new pages.

    Actual writing happens in a word processor. There used to be a program called FrameWork (late 80s), the best organizer I've ever seen, <googles it> and it's still around in a barely recognizable version.

    Representing all that in programming terms is left as an exercise.
     
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  6. Masronyx

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    I'm still carrying a notebook around for ideas that pop up out of nowhere. I think OneNote will be used to get them all organized to a point.
     
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