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Saturday, August 18, 2012

Writing tips via Kirby Larson: 3x5 cards!

Yes, I started out as a librarian in the Dark Ages. The Card Catalog days.
Those 3x5 cards: Subject, Author, Title.
Carefully filed in a big old wooden card catalog. You remember those.

                                                                                                      (photo courtesy of PhotoBucket)

I even remember seeing catalog cards that were beautifully hand-written, in ink.

So when I see the words 3x5 cards, I must read on.

I love this tip from Kirby Larson's blog. Character thoughts into scene-writing!

When you use analogies, examples, similes and/or metaphors, couch them in terms your main character would understand.

Scroll around her blog and you'll find more really great ways to dig deeper.

Since I'm writing a bit away from my computer and my beloved Scrivener software with its built-in 3x5 cards, I'm rushing down to CVS for a packet.

Oh, wait, I bet I have some of those old discarded catalog cards around here someplace.
My public library had STACKS of them sitting out for scratch paper.

How about you?
Now, off to take some notes!
(Thanks for the great writing tips, Kirby. )


Carol Baldwin said...

Thanks, Augusta, for linking to Kirby's blogs. Nice tips that I think I can remember. Just subscribed because of you taking me there!

Augusta Scattergood said...

And thanks, Carol, for reposting on FB!

Kirby Larson said...

Love the image of using old card catalog cards! What a perfect use for those precious bits of the past.