A Word About Writers’ Notebooks

Is it me, or do notebooks seem to breed when you’re not looking? I must have over twenty, all different sizes and colours. Only none of them look like the one pictured below. I have a terrible habit of using the first one at hand, then later, I can’t find the notes I want.

writer-notebook

So I shall have to adopt better habits and Start a Writer’s Notebook as recommended on Sarah Brennan’s Funny and Fabulous Blog.

Picture c/o Hovercraftdoggy

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8 thoughts on “A Word About Writers’ Notebooks

  1. Thanks for linking to Sarah’s blog–always great to find great new bloggers!

  2. Mridula says:

    Thanks Lorrie for linking that blog:-)
    You know they are great tips and I believe ‘systematic’ writers or the REAL writers must follow them esp. Writer’s notebook.

    People( I meant writers) so crude like me scribble what comes to the mind at a certain moment, write it down and even publish …And I can’t change it… 😦
    But I do respect who follow the tips!

    My flash fiction here
    http://yourstoryclub.com/short-stories-friendship/friends-short-story-one-day-someday/

    • Hi Mridula

      Writing and editing are two different skills. Being able to express yourself through writing is a wonderful gift. Editing is more about the craft of storytelling. I know you say you feel unable to change what you write, but I felt that way too once. It’s a long journey, but every journey starts with the first step. A good place to start is by joining a writers group or forum (there are many on-line) where people offer constructive criticism.

      Hope this helps.

      L.

  3. Mridula says:

    Yes, it did 🙂
    Let me try

  4. I have loads too! All seem to have been purchased for different purposes, but I can never seem to remember what those reasons are when it comes to using them. I have notes, scraps of paper, pictures… all tucked in various places, but a lot of the notebooks have barely been used. How queer.

  5. I’m glad I’m not the only person who has dozens of notebooks, but still uses scraps of paper instead.

  6. I number and date my notebooks and always keep the current one with me. They look something like the one pictured. When I’m out of ideas, I have a huge resource at my fingertips. Well worth doing.

    Thanks for following my blog 🙂

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