Organizing Research for the Non-Fiction Author - podcast

Creating a reliable system is essential before starting a non-fiction project; for Joan Quigley, author of "The Day the Earth Caved In: An American Mining Tragedy," it called for drawing on her previous career as a lawyer to organize decades of information. Quigley maintains a master spreadsheet for her projects to log documents chronically and tag them by source. Although she may have more than 30 bankers boxes filled with documents, she can see at-a-glance what information is on and and where it resides.
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