Paw Prints — The Alwych

8 to 1: round four - The Waverley Commonplace v The Alwych

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At the beginning of October, I started a competition comparing 8 medium-sized notebooks. Round 1: Life Noble v Leuchtturm 1917 Round 2: Clairefontaine Deco v Poach My Lobster Round 3: Midori A5 v Palomino Luxury medium notebook Today is round 4: The Waverley Commonplace book v The Alwych. I've reviewed both of these before. Here's my review of the Waverley; here's my review of the Alwych. The Waverley Commonplace Book Stu has been getting in touch with his inner Scot and has found these beautifully made notebooks. They are made with cloth that's woven in mills in the UK. Paper...

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8 to 1... or The Big Notebooks Play-Off

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Here's the thing... I did a post on my favourite pocket notebook, partly because it was easy-peasy-lemon-squeezy. And then Stu suggested I did a 'competition' between 8 desk-sized books, with pairs of them going head-to-head and the winners going forward until an overall victor emerges. So, that's what I'm going to do over the next couple of months.

First up: Life Noble Note v Leuchtturm 1917

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Field Tests! How to keep writing, even in the rain...

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Holidays are always a mixed blessing for me as a writer. In many ways, time away from writing or editing is a bonus as my brain gets to switch off. That sounds exactly what a holiday should do, right? So, what’s the downside? The downside is that once my brain gets to relax in such amazing scenery, it also gets creative. Too creative, usually, as nine times out of ten I’ll come up with a plot for another book! As a consequence, I need a notebook on me at all times! And, given the weather we had, one that will withstand the rain and cope with being chucked around in a backpack.

Enter the Rite in the Rain notebook, and The Alwych, both of which I road-tested (almost to death, but not destruction!) on holiday.

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