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How To Keep Track Of Your Novel's Story

How To Keep Track Of Your Novel's Story

Russell Celyn Jones (Published writer. Professor of Creative Writing and Director of the MA Programme at Birkbeck College (University of London).) gives expert video advice on: How do you keep track of your story?

How do you keep track of your story?

One way of keeping track of what you've done is to keep a summary of each chapter. Some people keep index cards in a box, and the contents of each chapter will be written on a separate card. Just a couple of sentences with the main events in each chapter. So you can spread them over the table basically so your novel can be reduced to a couple of pages or a few index cards as a way of, as a quick reminder of the structure of your novel.