This is easy: Open some Word docs and make "identity" sheets of your characters to remind you. Make a timeline of when and where events take place. Essentially take notes so halfway through your story when you forget an important detail you have a reliable place to look it up. - #writing #nanowrimo
Freebie! Great one page computer activity. Students research an important African American and create a timeline using the computer. Also included in my very complete Black History Literacy Set for 4th/5th graders.