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At first: Clearly establish the character or location. The first time you show new location or POV character, clearly establish both. To do that, focus on two things: sensory details (what the character is sensing through the five senses) and opinions (what the character thinks of the things being sensed). The character's opinions will help establish the ...


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You might also want to have a look at New Novelist (http://www.newnovelist.com/). The software is set up to help you separate locations, characters etc. and also to pace your story according to the type of story it is.


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Others on this site have recommended Scrivener, and after looking over the features it might be what you are looking for. I am certainly going to purchase it for myself... as soon as I can(poor writer is poor).


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I use Aeon Timeline to keep track of chronology (it integrates well with Scrivener, which I use for writing), and I do everythong else on paper. Maybe this is because I did my first writing projects before the advent of the personal computer and had to type my first essays for university on a typewriter. To me, paper outlining has one gigantic advantage: ...



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