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.
Organised general workboards for the writing of my novel.
In Scrivaner I keep all my novel-relevant research
Scrivaner for Windows novel template – 3 acts and scenes.
Journaling App for iPAD
The creation of a fictional character via the virtual world of Second Life
Index Card App for iPAD – Card stacks
Index Card App for iPAD – the scene cards.
Novel Corkboard (graphic desktop wallpaper and for Second Life)
Power Structure – gestalt view
Corkulous App – Main corkboard for novel
Corkulous app – Pre-planning of the novel
Corkulous App – First Draft board
Corkulous app – Revisualising my Novel corkboard
Corkulous corkboard – Revising and Editing corkboard
File Transfers between PC and iPAD
Power Structure – Character Profile
Scrivaner Program – Series Guide / Series Character
Scrivaner Program – Series Guide Project – Pitches cards
Evernote (iPAD) app – for overall research – Notebook for relevant research
Evernote (iPad) app – General Front Page – for overall research