The Writing of a First Draft – a Technology Image Gallery

Organised general workboards for the writing of my novel.
Organised general workboards for the writing of my novel.

This is the first of a month of round-up posts for 2012. In this post, I want to share how I went from pre-planning to a first rough draft and onwards, and the technology used in my WIP. As they say now, “There’s an app for that”. This is a predominantly image-based post, for Windows users who also happen to have an iPad.

For the purposes of this gallery, I have chosen to base the process on my latest draft (titled Blue Popcorn) which was written in November as a NaNoWriMo project. During the same year I followed a similar process for another novel in the series, Blue Daisies. However, the process and my use of some software has matured and blended since. Next time around things again will change a little.

Although this is a technology-based post, I also use a physical notebook. Anything that comes out good in my notes is photographed/scanned and included in my writing software also.

For those who really want an explanation and description of the process, this text is provided on the next pages of this post. For the rest, the captions on the gallery images may explain a little.

4 thoughts on “The Writing of a First Draft – a Technology Image Gallery

  1. This is very instructional. I can follow the graphic and understand the process. It looks as if you have Evernote on the desktop and the tablet so it would be just a matter of syncing. I don’t know Scrivener but will check it out. I have 3DS Max for graphics but never considered it as a planning tool for writing! Very clever and thanks muchly for the heads up.

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