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    FAQ: Using A Spreadsheet for Outlining and Brainstorming

    [Moderator's Note: The following posts are the work of badducky, also known as novelist J. M. McDermott.


    Hey guys and dolls of the speculative end of the bookstore, I got a bit of advice for ya:

    Don't brainstorm into the messageboard. It's a bad idea. It won't help you.

    Do it into an excel spreadsheet, a notepad, a word document, an rtf document, a coloring book, or any other form of personal notationalism that you can reference alone, and edit and tweak and all that jibber jabber.

    Brainstorming into a message board is not useful. In fact, it can give you an easy affirmation that can steal your thunder when you're writing.

    So, don't spill it here. Spill it where you can write it and fill it out with characters.

    Thank you, and good night.
    Last edited by Medievalist; 10-02-2007 at 08:24 PM. Reason: Added an explanatory note.

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