Reader’s Companion

See images, inspiration, and notes from Jude Deveraux’s writing binders.


started using the binders, because everything was falling onto the floor. If my people are in a house for more than one scene, then I need a floorplan of that house. I get them from Savills estate agency in England or ePlans. When they drive around a town I’ve made up, I have to make a map.

I make charts for every book. One chart is of names put in ABC boxes so I don’t start too many names with the same letters. It also helps me remember last names. I have a timeline chart of dates: birth, death, when people met, etc. I have a calendar that follows the scenes of the book. I have plot charts of who did what and why.

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