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Offline Aviola

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Keeping track of timelines
« on: June 18, 2018, 11:43:17 AM »
Hi everyone,

My first novel pretty much just followed the two main characters, so keeping the timings of events in order was pretty simple.
The story I'm working on now is meant to be more of an ensemble, so I was wondering if anyone has any tips for assembling it all?

Thanks

Offline Mark T

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Re: Keeping track of timelines
« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2018, 06:16:42 PM »

Transitions can be tricky to handle well consistently. Broadly, one thought is to give the reader due credit by not overwriting or being too telly when making a leap.   

Offline geethr75

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Re: Keeping track of timelines
« Reply #2 on: Today at 01:53:05 AM »
What I do is I open an excel file where I have different sheets for all the different characters, places, clothes, events, timelines and whatever else I may need to keep track of during my writing. It helps me keep everything straight.