I have read about using a spreadsheet or index cards and was wondering what the best method would be. I'm hoping if I do this I can flesh out my story. I have a few scenes in my mind, and have written a few, but I still have a lot of gaps. My next step is to go over my storyline and do a brief paragraph on each scene. I can more easily find the gaps and see what needs to be developed. Also, I could have a field that contains notes about what needs to be achomplished in that scene. For example, in my opening scene, I introduce the main character, introduce a brief reason why they moved to that house, introduce what will be a big problem with living in this house. Maybe even have a few variations in case I have to tweak the story. I am unsure how one would go about using a spreadsheet program for this, do you make a field for a number, so you can change the order? Do you have a field for the summary? It seems like it would be hard to do on a computer if the summary was too large. Do you have pages for your scenes, then merely use the computer to organize them using an even smaller summary field? I hope this makes sense. I'm having problems with the mechanics of writing the story, I seem to be unable to just sit and write a story from beginning to end. I have an outline of sorts, and a few scenes in varous stages of completion. I need to develop more of my storyline and thought it would help if I organized my scenes somewhat.