Romy and Michelle invented Post-Its.
Or maybe it was Arthur Fry.
What I actually did was utilize something I've seen before, but I wanted to share it with anyone who may be stuck in a storyline with multiple points of view or a non-linear aspect.
For me, it involves a complicated backstory and a non-linear storyline with MANY points of view represented in small ways.
HERE'S WHAT YOU NEED:
HERE'S HOW TO GET STARTED:
WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?
You might be done. If you want to get a look at the storyline and how those stories overlap, you can call it a day. If you're like me, and you want to timeline the entire thing, it's time to whip out that calendar we talked about.
I created a spreadsheet with the events lined up in one column, then used a calendar to assign dates to those events so that they all make sense. Seeing them lined up like that helped me see how many days were between events and what I needed to change/separate/add together for the story to make sense in a timely fashion.
Even if you don't need this for a complicated storyline, it's worth doing just for the organization aspect. Seeing how multiple people in one story have their own story, and it might help you find motivation for character action, at the very least gaining a visual.
Hope it helps!