Paw Prints — writing

Solitude and good company

Posted by Amanda Fleet on

"Letter writing is the only device for combining solitude with good company" - Lord Byron

Should you get the yen for letter-writing in these challenging times (please do! It's a dying art. And it would be good to have less ephemeral records of this time than emails and text messages), Nero's Notes has a selection of great paper for you.

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Analogue v Digital - Book stuff

Posted by Amanda Fleet on

I've already talked about how I plan/write books here and here. And it will come as no surprise to learn that I will be using the Page One book for planning upcoming novels. But what about 'other stuff' around writing?

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Una paginus per diem rejicit medicus.

Posted by Scribble Monboddo on

New year's resolutions being potentially life-affirming infamously but tricky things, I'm willing to bet there are a few readers who were determined to start work on keeping a diary or journal this year - and are probably finding it a bit of a challenge a week in to the task.

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Page One - a notebook for writers

Posted by Amanda Fleet on

It's going to be November next month.

Er... yes... so?

Well, there are some people in the world who decide that November is the perfect time to try and write 50,000 words of a novel ("NaNoWriMo").

What might help you to get through NaNoWriMo and have something reasonably planned by the end? A Page One notebook.

This is a notebook designed by writers, for writers. As the professional novel-writer on the team at Nero's Notes, I got my sticky paws on one to road-test, so let me share my findings with you.

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Using a Life A5 notebook

Posted by Amanda Fleet on

I've been using a ruled Life notebook for making notes on the gazillion things I need to think about/do/investigate ready to self-publish my fantasy trilogy later this year. I'd been umming a ah-ing over which notebook to use (something I suspect only stationery nerds like me do, because we have so many notebooks to choose from...), so let me share my reasoning for why I plumped for the Life notebook over the other million I have in my stash.

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