A member of our writing group issued a challenge to create a small book, or other writing project, from scratch. Impelled by my excitement at finally picking 5 poems to send to Poetic Asides yesterday, I decided to try to compile some of my other poems into a "chapbook." If you've ever tried that, you'll know what "fun" it is trying to order, reorder, pick, reject, repick, etc...
I bought the Snowflake Pro software a while ago to help organize my novel-writing. It was on sale for a ridiculously low price, and it has indeed got me more organized, though I'm not sure I use it the right way - more as a list-what-I've done machine than one to point me in the right direction. Still, organization after the event is better than no organization..., and those poems really needed to be organized.
I decided to list my poems like chapters in Snowflake Pro, with critical lines or comments like scene descriptions, and there I was, just dragging them up and down the page and working out which order worked best. It was really neat. Thank you Snowflake Guy!
So, today I'm looking at the blogs I follow and just found a notice that Advanced Fiction Writing is running a sale. Snowflake Pro's selling for half-price, just till the 7th. You'll have to hurry if you want to try it out, but I though I should at least give you the link in case you're interested.
And now I'll get back to wondering if a poetry chapbook should include pictures, and how to make the cover. Colored card? Colored image? I guess the Snowflake software's not going to help me with that.