Just stopping through to share a couple of links for those writers out there who weave complex story lines with details that are oh-so-easy to forget.
If you write anything longer than a picture book, you probably need to create a story bible.
A story bible is a notebook that contains your story concept, setting, location, and other complex details, including characters’ names, nicknames, height and weight, etc. In other words, a story bible will contain all the intricate details of your story and the world you’ve created, and will act as an easy reference as you create your scenes.
Here are two links for your enjoyment.
The Story Bible: What it Is and Why You Need One, by Rochelle Melander and published on Jane Friedman’s website – http://janefriedman.com/2011/10/17/the-story-bible/
Creating a Story Bible, by David Hewson – http://davidhewson.com/2012/10/04/creating-a-story-bible-with-a-free-template/
Note: The Hewson article offers a free Scrivener template at the very end of the article, so DON’T MISS IT.