Nope I don’t have a pet zebra. In fact, I’m not actually going to talk about zebras the animals at all.
I’m going to talk about why I can never have zebras in my stories.
Here’s the scenario: Have you ever been editing your novel and you know a certain part needs fixing, but you just need time to think about it?
You could let your screen sit there while you ponder or walk or do whatever to get the creative juices flowing or you could move on. In moving on, if you’re like me you forget where the part is.
I mean it isn’t that big of a deal. I can find it again. But that takes time, scrolling through 300 some pages.
Here’s my solution. I have one word that I stick in as my finder word. Then when I am ready to write the parts I’ve thought about I do a Control + F and type in my word. It takes me to all the parts I need quickly and efficiently.
As you might guess, my finder word is zebra.
What nifty little writing tricks do you have?