Paw Prints — writing

Best notebook for writing a book...?

Posted by Amanda Fleet on

I'm always in the midst of one or more of: planning a book; writing a book; editing a book. So which notebook would I recommend for any writer, whether they're planning their first book or their twentieth?

To be perfectly honest, probably any notebook could be used to plan and write a book. Well, maybe not pocket-sized ones, unless you're prepared to go through a lot of them! But whether you're at the 'planner' end of the spectrum (a writer who has everything sorted out to the last scene before they start writing) or at the 'pantser' end (the "let's just write it and see where it goes" kind of writer), a notebook with a bit of structure will be an enormous help.

Enter the Page One notebook.

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Kernow That's What I Call Music (Nib)

Posted by Scribble Monboddo on

It's that time when, here in the northern hemisphere at least, the weather's improving, the schools are out and it's time to enjoy the great outdoors. This year, after the rigours of initial lock-down, the urge was stronger still - but of course I was taking some decent stationery with me!

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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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