If you're old school and use a note pad:
Only write on the right hand page. The left hand page is then blank, ready and waiting for those brilliant ideas you want insert into your story later.
Choose a pad with wide lines and write on every other line. This gives you a line to add notes. It may also benefit you to write those notes in a different colour.
If all else fails make notes on a sticky note and stick on the relevant page.
PC users only:
If you're like me and type straight onto the screen (using Microsoft word) then get to grips with adding comments as you go. Simply highlight a word, phrase or sentence you want to adjust then click on 'insert' (at the very top of your screen), click on 'comment' and add your notes.
For old school and PC users:
If you can't think of that 'right' word then don't force it, simply fill the space with a few question marks (in a different colour if that helps) and go back to it later.
Last but not least if you suffer with that editing urge as your write then give yourself a prize for ignoring it. I find an incentive of a hot chocolate or anything chocolate related normally keeps me on the straight and narrow.
If you have any other suggestions please do add share them below in the comments box.
My latest short story collection Coyote Tales Retold is available on Amazon in ebook format. Also available Meet The Tricksters a collection of 18 short stories featuring Anansi the Trickster Spider, Brer Rabbit and Coyote is available as a paper back and an ebook.
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