Files for The Places I Write For

Two tall metal file cabinets for work or home use

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Where do you keep your files? I have two systems:

  1. Manilla folders in file cabinets for things that do not make it online, such as plans for blog design, widgets and blogging ideas.

  2. Files in my Documents on the computer, where I type up what will be posted to the blogs or other writing platforms.

The computer files hold information that is easy copied and pasted into my the online blogs and writing programs when I have the time. This means that I can write even when I do not have an internet connection, such as when I am at camp, and that I can keep information saved in the files for future use, such as when I create eBooks from old blog posts. Having these available when needed allows me to save time on a number of projects.

For a blog, I will save items such as:

  1. Blog entries.

  2. Ebooks of previous entry compilations.

  3. Ads for products.

  4. Copies of newsletters that I create.

And the list goes on. I like to have these items on hand.

I also keep my manuscripts in files on the laptop, along with all notes and character descriptions. These are always accessible.

Shannon L. Buck

About Shannon L. Buck

Hello. My name is Shannon, and I'm a single mother of two young adult daughters, and Memay to one precious Little Man. I work as a writer from my home in Orono, Maine, and as a Front Desk Agent at an inn. Writing is my life, second only to my daughters. I enjoy writing nonfiction, as well as fiction in a number of genres. At some point, I would like to travel. It would be a true writing adventure.