I'm chiming in a little late, but I wanted to thank those who shared their methodology before me.
I am (right now) working on moving over my series bible to its own Scrivener project. One of my reasons matches with those who use Ever/OneNote - two separate windows to move between. I have 2 24" monitors, so having 2 projects open is easy-peasy (not so true on my laptop, but I *mostly* work at home).
I'm currently planning a 13-novel series, with the potential for at least one spin-off that I can see already. I'm currently drafting the first book in the series. By the time that one is done, I will know a lot about the mechanics of my werewolves, their world (if it differs from ours in any significant way), and some of the major players will be fleshed out.
I'm having trouble moving characters up into the 'manuscript binder', so it's taking me a little finagling to get things "right" -- so glad I'm doing this now, not several books in! I don't seem to be able to bring images into the actual manuscript folder. That sucks as I hope to be able to compile and print the entire bible, at some point.
I still maintain a directory on my PC with my writing documents -- it's where Scrivener projects and back-ups go, for one. Each novel has a folder with any supporting files -- whether I've added them to the Scrivener project or not. This new Scrivener series bible project *should* make it easier to keep the fine details from causing me to have a mental breakdown.
If you've created a story bible project and later abandoned it, would you share why it didn't work for you?
rwfranz wrote:I have a huge project template I call the World Builder. It combines a number of different templates I've gathered from around the web. It started with a template called the "World Building Leviathan," which is worth the time and trouble to download, btw. Using that template, I describe the world. Terrain. Deities. Cities. Countries. Religions. Major political entities. some of that is done in story form, some not. I use that template, with all that information, to start a story project. I delete the chunks I don't use or won't use for that story.
I would be interested in your template, if you offer it anywhere. I'm headed to Google next to look for the World Building Leviathan. Thanks for mentioning it!