Keeping a Notebook Handy


Inspiration

I always try to carry a notebook whenever I go out, to jot down ideas,sentences, fully blown short stories (if I am lucky) If on the odd occasion I am without a notebook it means a quick trip to the nearest newsagent or supermarket to buy something to write on. 

I am a visual writer in that if I see something interesting I will write a piece about it.  Thank Heavens for camera phones! 

It is also useful to make a note of any scents – the smell of freshly baked bread, real coffee beans.  The smell of freshly mown grass.  The country smell of cow pats!  

So if you see someone sitting in a corner scribbling away frantically it could just be me!

Or maybe it’s just a trick of the light……..

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4 responses to “Keeping a Notebook Handy

  1. I need to start keeping a flashlight and notebook next to my bed. My dreams are the stuff Clive Barker books are made of.

  2. That is truly a fantastic idea…I should try that. There have been plenty of times I have had a good idea, and even written it in my head, but when I get home several hours later I have forgotten it.

    • Also if you don’t have a notebook handy you can use a different memory recall by associating the memory of the idea with an action.

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