Welcome, dear reader, to another venture into Writer’s Café.
This time a look behind the scenes, where the characters of a story live. It is very easy to keep track of who lives inside a story, when you make use of the characters-table built into Writer’s Café. Likewise, in the location-table, it is convenient to describe how the places look where your characters like to go to.
You can find these places over the left top window, where you usually find the outline:
In the shaky circle you see the Characters tab, and to its right is the Locations tab.
Clicking the Characters tab shows you an image like this:
In this window (there are many more fields you can use), you can define your character as elaborately as you like. Now suppose there is a type of information you miss, or a field you want faster access to. You can then right-click in a space in this window that is not an input field, and select “Edit schema” from the popup menu.
This will take you to a screen like this one:
Here you can add fields, move fields up or down, and remove fields, for this specific project. For instance. you can move the notes-field up so you immediately see it when you open a character:
Or you can add a field to describe, for instance, pets, if that is important in your story. In the same manner you can use and influence the Locations table in your Storylines project.
Remember: you can get a free trial version of Writer’s Café at the Writer’s Café website. Writer’s Café runs on Microsoft Windows, just about any flavour of Linux, and on Mac computers.