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Writer’s Notebook: Biographies, Alphabet books, Backyard Zoo and Guinea Pigs

I love to share information that I have picked up on writer’s journey and help other writers.  I am not famous.  I am not well known.  I just like to help.

guest blog.jpgIn this blog, I would like to share some ideas that help me as a writer.  The picture above illustrates what my desk looks like; I have books on all the above topic.  I suffer a bit from ADD, and so I need to be able to turn my attention from one subject to another.  I also keep the information in my writer’s notebook.  Recently a favorite singer of mine had his backpack stolen, he said that of all the things inside the one item he really misses is his song journal.  I can relate, my writer’s notebook is a journal that I keep all my information in regarding my projects. If it were to go missing, I would lose a lot of research, data and various quotes that I have developed or have received from other authors.  Also, it holds information from my contacts at 12×12, Critique groups, and Social media groups.  My writer’s notebook is priceless, someone else would probably toss it in the nearest dumpster. All this information gets transferred to my calendar, files and other areas. Yet the original information all stays in my notebook for my reference. My little desk behind me holds the material I need for my work.

Stages of a Story Development

Each story in development is at different stages, also, I include research for my online work.

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A story in development has various stages.  The most important is the stage where I need to fully concentrate on that particular story.  Right now I am working a story about guinea pigs.

The place I love to work at is the library.  There is an enclosed room with a whiteboard that I can spread out on and work.  Everything is available, and there is no distraction, plus it has a small cafe and easy access if I need a book or some help from a friendly library.  On the desk, I have my laptop, which doubles as a tablet, a kindle, and tablet plus water and time.     This way I can focus on one subject at a time, did I mention the room is enclosed!!!

My desk at home often looks like this:

A Mess!!

Writing is a process, a development there are many areas that a person must take into consideration they develop and write a story.

In conclusion:

Find out what works for you and organize your life to suit you!  Work for yourself and in a way that suits you!  My way works for me because I need to move, yet have all my stuff centrally located for when I am online teaching or meeting with people.

Develop your environment to suit yourself!!               

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