Getting Organized

Published May 8, 2015

I’ve found that writing Science Fiction requires a lot of research and, as with most writing, it requires being organized.

I start out with a “What If” or “Suppose” statement and spend some time just rambling through ideas on my computer.  That’s the first step and, frankly, this might happen years before I actually start a novel.  Very often I get to this point with a title, which I may discard later, or just the idea or a character.

The next step is writing things on note cards, or index cards, as some people like to call them.  Thankfully these cards are cheap and  are available at the local dollar store because I go through hundreds of them.  Whenever an idea surfaces, I’ll write it down.

I just wonder if other writers work this way.  I suppose they don’t because all of us are different.  If there’s a writer out there who wants to come back to me with what he does, I’d like to hear from you.

Have a good day,

J. R. Bacon