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I have major List Love today. Lists are great. Lists turn a daunting task into a simple achievable one. Lists have items that get crossed out. (And we all love sweeping our red pens through the completed items on our lists, don't we? YES, I have FINISHED you, my life is COMPLETE! Bwa-ha-haaaaa!) Lists are how we remember everything.
I'm talking all kinds of lists: shopping lists, to-do lists, character lists...
Yeah, I said Character Lists. When you get a piece of paper for each character in your WIP and write on it everything you know about that character, so you can refer to it as you write and make sure your character stays consistent and true to form.
You have those, right?