I posted this exactly a year ago. As I work on my fourth Frank Rozzani detective book and my sixth book overall, the tips in here still work. Of course, I have trouble keeping my kids name straight. Hope you enjoy it.
This week’s blog is another opportunity for me to share a technique that works very well for me during my writing process. Throughout my personal and professional life, I have been horrible remembering names. I can remember phone numbers, addresses, and useless facts that make me desirable on any trivia team. The writing process has revealed my one memory flaw to be a challenge for me as well when it comes to remembering character names, physical descriptions, life events, and ages.
When I hand wrote my first novel in a series of notebooks, I found myself having to write character names and characteristics in the back of one of the notebooks so that I could flip back and forth whenever I needed to figure out who did what and where they came from.
When I switched to using Scrivener along with my laptop, desktop, and tablet (depending on where I was doing…
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