Having decided to put three storys up for the vote (thanks to those who have voted…) I thought I had better get some ideas together and start forming some plot points so I won’t be scrambling in the last week of May for story ideas.

Lately I have been downloading pictures that are inspiring, mostly clothing, but jewellery items, scenery and historical details.  These all need a home, along with the various ideas and thoughts that I have scattered through various notebooks, so I have decided to set up a Story Nursery, somewhere where I can start a file, put the photos, make notes based on the disjointed thoughts I have, and start mindmaps for planning the plot.

Why not just use a notebook? I hear some of you asking this question, but the thing is, I have hundred’s of notebooks.  Ok, slight exaggeration, but you get the idea.  I have notebooks in my handbags, car, beside my bed, beside my computer, beside the couch… yip, I have notebooks everywhere (except the toilet…).  So they have their place, I use them regularly, and I used to use an exercise book for formulating ideas, but that was before I got a laptop.  Now that I have this wonderful contraption, I want to fill it up with stories, and I have the space and the facilities to do that.  So I intend to.

My nursery will be a place where I can nurture those ideas which aren’t quite full enough to warrant a place within my “Karen’s Writing” folder, but need a bit more room to grow.  And once I am ready to use them, I can move them, and start a new yWriter project, directing them into it.  Plus I have all of the resources there, ready to go.

While this might not be a new idea for many of you, this is something new for me, and I am quite excited about setting it up and starting it, so the first three projects will be the Ice Planet one, the psychological thriller and the steampunk story.  I can develop them and grow them to the point where any one of them will be ready to go once the 1st of June arrives.

And don’t forget to vote for which story you want to see me write.  I will go with the one with the most votes… And so far I have only had 5 votes…

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4 thoughts on “Story Nursery

  • May 11, 2011 at 12:55 pm

    Have you tried using OneNote? It’s a great programme for this kind of thing and auto saves everything. Have a look and see if its on your computer/laptop, if it is, I suggest giving it a go – I’ve used it as a dumping ground for awhile now.

    • May 11, 2011 at 1:02 pm

      Hey Cassie, I have tried Wikipad and OneNotes, but I can’t quite get the hang of either of them! Perhaps I just need to persist more, but I really don’t have time.

      I have to have three stories up and running and ready to roll by the last week of May, so that I have something to work with. Actually quite excited about the whole process. It is going great guns so far!

  • May 31, 2011 at 4:04 am

    How about EverNote? I love the concept of a Story Nursery. I think I might have to build me one.

    • May 31, 2011 at 8:00 am

      Ohh, EverNote, will have to look that one up. Someone suggested Wikipad, but I kept getting lost with it, so my nursery fits nicely with my organised structure, plus everything that I do, whether it be pictures, notes, facts etc are all in the one folder.


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