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Re-blog Wednesday – Why I Write, Joan Page…

November 26, 2014
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Join me in welcoming Joan to the Wednesday re-blog feature. I asked if she could write about her reasons for writing and she excelled in the challenge.

Why I Write.

 

Capturing Your Snippets of Genius…

March 12, 2014
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Many of us have scribbled notes on pieces of paper, in notebooks even on torn napkins, of ideas for our current or next narrative. These can ‘disappear’ if we are not careful and as we all know once it is gone – it’s gone!

There are techniques that can assist us in capturing and organizing these snippets of genius. Filing notebooks on theme or genre, keeping those scraps of paper in an ideas box or if you are seriously organized typing them up and putting into folders on your computer.  Whatever method works for you, keep doing it. Capture those inspirations – they are precious.

 These wonderful bloggers have great insights on keeping organized – take a look.

http://onewildword.com/2013/11/25/how-to-organize-your-writing-notes-and-observations/

http://nailyournovel.wordpress.com/2013/12/01/how-to-write-down-story-ideas-so-you-can-remember-why-they-were-brilliant/

http://onewildword.com/2013/12/02/let-your-short-story-write-itself/

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Are You Utilizing Your Notebooks Properly..?

February 26, 2014
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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.

http://thewritersalleys.blogspot.ca/2014/01/the-writers-notebook.html

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