• Bridge Ladies

    Bridge Ladies When I set out to learn about my mother's bridge club, the Jewish octogenarians behind the matching outfits and accessories, I never expected to fall in love with them. This is the story of the ladies, their game, their gen, and the ragged path that led me back to my mother.
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I Want You to Show Me the Way

Do you use outlines, do you use notecards, do you keep a notebook, a timeline, a chronology, a map, a blue print, a ledger, an excel spreadsheet? How do you keep it all in your head, keep track, the passage of time, the meting out of information. How, when you walk deep into a forest, do you find your way out? I’m an index card girl. Or was that obvious?

What’s your poison?

4 Responses

  1. I use them all and not in any defined order. I start with long hand, pencil and paper. Sometimes a typewriter too. Anything that keeps the words coming. I once typed the entire Metamorphosis when I was afraid to go on my own.

  2. All of the above. Neck deep in the forest at the moment.

  3. It’s a mix of outline/fly by the seat of the pants. And sticky notes that are scattershot on my desk at the moment.

    I think I just discovered a potential plot hole, despite myself.

  4. Timeline, sticky notes, and the back of bill envelopes. As far as getting out of the forest, I pop my head out every now and then but it’s never the same place I went in!

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