Project bible useful for keeping story ideas

Q: Sometimes writing books and instructors recommend that writers a “project bible.” What is that?

A project “bible” is a notebook of reference materials, usually kept in a 3-ring binder of looseleaf paper of story ideas that you’ve collected but not developed. Often when you’re doing something else, inspiration will strike on one of those ideas. You then can go back to the original idea and add your new idea to it. A project bible also gives you a collection of ideas you can go back to when you don’t know what to write about during daily writing sessions.

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