Notebooks are a writer’s best friend. They capture ideas, characterizations and plot arcs. We may have a compulsion to gather them and set them aside for a future project. Notebooks are available in a multitude of designs and styles, so there is something for everyone.
We treasure our notebooks as they record that moment a new story or character is revealed. From those humble beginnings a narrative is born.
Do you file your notebooks in a particular order? Genre, first to last or by other themes?
Where do you keep them?
However, do you use one just for observations of human behaviour? Yes, an interesting concept and one I had never thought of before. I always think I will remember that old man’s comments to the waitress or the young mother’s dialogue with her baby. I hope you find this article as interesting as I did.