You may want to enter text in your story as a note to yourself as you work--for example, to note that a passage needs some revision, clarify how players could reach a passage, or just remind yourself where to pick up in your next editing session.
To do this, use the
It was a dark and stormy night. [note] I really need a better beginning.
When Chapbook displays the passage, it will only show
It was a dark and stormy night. You can write
[note to myself] or
[n.b.]1 instead of
[note]. You can also write
[todo], which come from the programming world. They work identically to
[note], but you can easily do a search in the Twine editor for these terms to make sure you've addressed everything before a release.
[todo] is useful for noting things yet to be implemented, while
[fixme] is useful for problems you've noticed, but haven't yet had time to fix.
You can, of course, use more than one note in a passage, and mix them with regular text:
It was a dark and stormy night. [note] I really need a better beginning. [todo] Maybe have the screen flash? [continue] And you felt quite depressed.
These notes are stored separately from what is entered in the Notes backstage tab, unfortunately.
Short for nota bene, which is a fancy way to write pay attention to this.