Please don’t laugh, I know there are computer programs for this and I know I’m taking the hard route in planning the next stage of the book, but maybe it’s because i was born in the 60’s that I’m stuck, and actually quite happy, with my Blue Peter method of planning the book. Post It notes, sticky tape and coloured pens.

The layering effect of writing a book has to be done literally. Starting with the basic first draft, then layer on the illustrations, the interviews and finally the photos.

To do it via a keyboard and to have all items on a screen 15″ wide just doesn’t ‘float my comma’ i’m afraid.. as I need to see the whole picture in order to figure out where I am and where I need to go.

So stuck in the 70’s I shall remain, blissfully happy with coloured Post It notes and pens.