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Certain characters in novels tend to lean heavily on jargon: doctors, lawyers, various scientists, space aliens, cowboys, and so forth. This isn't too much of a problem in a short story but in a novel it is important to keep the jargon and its usage consistent.

 

Currently, I am placing jargon in notes under specific characters but dumping things in notes seems inconsistent with the Storyist methodology.

 

Perhaps if there was a way to collect all jargon together for display in a glossary?

 

Or perhaps a Jargon Sheet? Too much? Too little?

 

What do you think?

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Thoth, that's a useful idea. I've been storing stuff like that in a TiddlyWiki page. I tried figuring out how to put terms into the notebook, but couldn't organize it as well.

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Certain characters in novels tend to lean heavily on jargon: doctors, lawyers, various scientists, space aliens, cowboys, and so forth. This isn't too much of a problem in a short story but in a novel it is important to keep the jargon and its usage consistent.

 

Currently, I am placing jargon in notes under specific characters but dumping things in notes seems inconsistent with the Storyist methodology.

 

Perhaps if there was a way to collect all jargon together for display in a glossary?

 

Or perhaps a Jargon Sheet? Too much? Too little?

 

What do you think?

 

So you would like to add a tag or keyword to text to collect for a "jargon file" and then have Storyist generate a jargon sheet? That would be interesting and the facility could probably be generalized so that while you define a tag called "Jargon", someone else could define "Needs Research", etc...

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