The Most Important 10 Minutes You Can Invest in Your Novel.

© Brad Chisholm (Lake Louise)

Yes, we all begin in a rush of adrenaline and dreams, or maybe face down in a puddle of whiskey, but either way, there is a little bit of housekeeping that could save you a great deal of heartache and even expense — and I don’t just mean “back up your files”.

I write in Screenwriter on a Mac, but the principles are the same. On your Mac make several folders: