- Decide how to set up your background as you go. Will it be a separate ‘book’ matching the novel chapter by chapter? Or location by location?
- Keep a diary of where the major incidents happen. As we’ll see later on, they have the potential to become echoes within your own world.
- Also keep the references when you use library material, especially borrowed.
- Set goals and time management for your research as well as your writing, so the writing still continues to get your priority.