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Neil Vig
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Lives in Minnesota
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Almost $6000 was raised for cancer research!
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Minnesota School of Business student organizations and community partners annual gathering to honor outstanding community service
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Tales of sea serpents have long been told by sailors from every land, and monsters have been seen in every sea.In Marblehead in 1817, a sea serpent was
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Making Google Docs Act Like Scrivener

This isn't perfect, but it is a workable system that allows you to organize your story in a similar fashion to the way Scrivener does. It's pretty simple and easy to setup. The key to making it work is documentation.

Here's What I Did:

1. Set up a folder devoted to the book I'm writing.
2. Create a separate document within this folder for each chapter I'll be writing.
3. Create two additional documents (see the arrow that is on the left side of the screen pointing to the many documents). These documents are called Characters and Index.

Characters

This document lists every character in the book, their descriptions and anything I need to know about them. If I come up with a new character while I'm writing, I will add them to this document. If, during the course of the story, a character is wounded or changed in some way, I will document the event and the chapter in which it takes place in this document. The more information you list here, the easier your life becomes for those moments when you will inevitably need it. You may even want to copy/paste phrases for important events that you can use to quickly search for if you need to get to a specific location in the document. I don't do that, but I've thought about it.

Index

This second document is the important one. It's basically your entire book in one and two sentences. I will keep this document open while I'm writing the current chapter. It allows me to easily refer back to some past event that happened three chapters earlier or to remember where a specific character is heading if I'm in the middle of edits and can't remember who is doing what three chapters from now. This is a good tool for those times when you are going back through your book and adding the little details that lead up to a big moment or a shocking reveal at the end of the book.

That Second Arrow

If you look on the right side of the screen, you will see an arrow pointing to the right. This is an area where you can add a short description. I use this area to remind me what my goals are for that chapter. You may come up with a better way to use that field. If you do, let me know.

This type of workflow isn't for everyone, but it's the one I use while I'm writing on a Chromebook. If it works for you, great! If not, that's fine too.

There is a second part to this post that deals with setting up virtual index cards. You can find that post here:

https://plus.google.com/u/0/+JohnWard/posts/L8NMQEcgmW9
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Helping out at Oak Ridge Elementary school.  Great job!
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You could pay $118 on Amazon for the Metropolitan Museum of Art's catalog The Art of Illumination: The Limbourg Brothers and the Belles Heures of Jean de France, Duc de Berry.
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Student finds a new home for a feline friend
Minnesota School of Business-St. Cloud vet tech program offers clinical care to shelter animals. In the process, one furry friend found its forever home
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    English Literature
  • University of North Texas
    Library Science
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I'm a Librarian by day and by night...well, I'm still a Librarian.  I have yet to create a Facebook account, but my daughter has one.
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Food is good, but clean some tables. All but one table needs to be wiped down. 4:43pm 5/4/14
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Ate there for lunch on 4/5/14. Food was okay, a little slow. Party include 3 children and 3 adults. 2 people in our party got their food first, then 5+ minutes later the rest came. Since we were a party of 6, they automatically charge the gratuity, wasn't quite expecting that. Frog legs were good. Gator bites were a bit chewy. Ordered the Cajun burger, but didn't taste very Cajun, plus it was suppose to come with jalapenos but those were forgotten. The bun it was served on was good. Server seemed to forget to bring the jambalya for one person until he was reminded. Breadstick that came with it was very good. Cajun fries were not impressive. That is all.
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Backyard BBQ is overpriced and you don't get much to choose from. The rides are fun.
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Food: ExcellentDecor: ExcellentService: Excellent
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French dip was delightful!
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reviewed a year ago
Not bad. Food is filling. Chips are salty and good.
Food: GoodDecor: GoodService: Very Good
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