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    Making a story bible

    So folks for the story I'm writing I've got a separate book wherein I'm keeping information such as characters, concepts, backstories and a sort of loosely constructed outline which I've been making and breaking. What other sorts of things should I be keeping in it?

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    I don't do the side things but just put all the effort and words into the story itself. Jmho though, there are many different ways that work for different people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by danielvaldez90323 View Post
    So folks for the story I'm writing I've got a separate book wherein I'm keeping information such as characters, concepts, backstories and a sort of loosely constructed outline which I've been making and breaking. What other sorts of things should I be keeping in it?

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    I am bothered that you are putting all this time and effort into a companion book which you are not even adhering to.

    I do somewhat understand - I write outlines occasionally and always with the expectation of changing them to a degree, but there's a difference between an outline and a 'story bible' as you describe, I think.

    I guess if it works it works, I don't know of any productive writer who makes a habit of 'making a story bible'. I'd say if you are going to do it then you may as well go all out. Include everything, make it a heavy body of detailed research on every relevant aspect of the story's world.

    Best of luck.
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