Are you forgetful? Do you need a list?

A shopping list? A to-do list? Christmas list? Repair list?

Me? Oh yes! I’m lost without a list for everything. I’ve lists on my phone, on the fridge, on my desk, and in my computer.

I can hear you. Yes, they overlap but how else will I have the list when I need it.

But I’d never thought about making lists for my story or for my characters!

What a wonderful idea.

Not only have I divided it up into sections but also made lists for my characters and scenes.

I even made my protagonist an anal list maker. How fun. 

My manuscript now has lists (steps) that the characters must complete in each scene.

Okay, I heard you. Yes, it’s a lot like scene goals, but I’m breaking it down a little further. For me it’s working to break through a bit of stalled writers slow down, I’ve had lately.

Click and Read Janes post –

How Lists Inform Our Writing, Our World 

Tell me have you ever made “lists” for a scene or character to fulfill? 

What do you think of my list idea?

Talk to me – I love reading your comments.

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10 thoughts on “Are you forgetful? Do you need a list?

  1. I’m a great lover of lists Jean. In daily life, shopping lists, to do lists, and especially for writing, lists of points to cover for each chapter in color coded post it notes. 🙂

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