ORGANIZE YOUR WORK Next Step


Next Step to Organize Your Work:


How can I organize the writing I have already done?
Step One:
During the week of each writing session, I suggest that you type your entry into your computer exactly as you wrote it. Give it a title and a date. I include the time of day because 8:00 am writing is different from 12:00 am work. This way you will not get behind in recording your writing into the computer. You can go back to the piece later for editing.


Step Two: 


Do I keep original with typed copy?

I print out a copy of the original Story Bit with date and title and put it in a 3 ring notebook. It is amazing how much work this proves to myself that I have written. I generally keep the original in the notebook it started in, yet I write the name of the filepath on the top. Sometimes it is easier to refind a piece of writing in the notebook because I remember what the handwritten version looks like

Do I keep one set to edit?

I sometimes print out 2 copies and write edit in pencil on one of them. (I now only print out a copy when I am ready to work on each Story Bit so I don’t have such a mass of daunting paper.)


Do you keep original with typed copy?   Yes. In a 3 ring notebook by year or subject.


Do you keep one set to edit?   I sometimes print out 2 copies and write edit in pencil on one of them. (I now only print out a copy when I am ready to work on each Story Bit so I don’t have such a mass of daunting paper.  

Comments

  • Here is how I do it. Type in the “story-bit.07” exactly as you wrote it, bumps and all.  I record these with a story title in the folder Writing.07.  I create a new folder each year. When ready to edit, open the file and “Save As” using the same name
    as before but add “.rwt” which means ‘rewrite’ at the end. “story bit.07.rwt” Do all your edit work on this document but save the original. You will be glad.  Anne  http://www.SoupKitchenWriting.com

    AnneDecember 5, 2007

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