Some writers like to keep track of the information and ideas behind the scenes of their novel in a story bible.
A story bible can consist of anything relevant to the story. Maps drawn on napkins, outlines, chapter bullet points, character charts and art, a to-do list of everything that each chapter needs to accomplish, etc.
I've been trying for awhile now to search for ideas of how other people put their story bibles together. But due to the generic nature of the words 'story bible' it's time consuming to wade through all the entries of 'Children's Story Bible' and such.
But I was finally able to find some good posts on story bibles and what works.
From the Write Thing
From Nathan Bransford
From Catherine, Caffeinated
Have any other cool links about story bibles? Post 'em in the comments!