Halloo! Just signed up for this group because I’m so intrigued. So far, I’m pretty sure I understand the way everything might be structured with personal reference files, client and work projects, but I’m scratching my head with how I might organise my current writing directory.
In there, I have folders for each year (and a pre-2000 folder), folders for courses, writing work, reference documents, etc. I have some duplication of files already as occasionally I will copy a file over from one year to the next as I continue to work on a story, or even grab one from the past. I need a way of organising these files so I can easily find things but also avoid duplication. How would you organise, for example, a short story that was written on a course? I’d want to keep it with the other course notes but also potentially have it more discoverable as a short story to work on in its own right.
Even though Johnny decimal seems like a great system I’m wondering if a basic index might better serve my purpose, though the thought of adding so many files into an index doesn’t exactly make me want to leap to it!