Paw Prints — writing

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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Waverley Tartan Cloth Commonplace Book

Posted by Amanda Fleet on

Commonplace Books were (are) scrapbooks where you could collect all sorts of bits and pieces - quotes, recipes, tickets, pictures... you name it really. They were used far more in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, but perhaps Bullet Journalling is a modern take on it.

Waverley Books have brought out a range of commonplace books, in two sizes: 210 x 130 mm (the size I have) and 140 x 90 mm. The books are covered in genuine tartan cloth (from Kinloch Anderson of Scotland). 

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My writing notebooks (part 2)

Posted by Amanda Fleet on

Last time, I talked about the notebooks I use to capture ideas. Today, I'm going to talk about what kind of books I use once an idea has enough oomph that I think it will be a book.

This noodling around could be thinking more about the setting, or plot or the characters. Usually, it's a bit of all three, though plot and characters often seem to come together.

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My writing notebooks (part 1)

Posted by Amanda Fleet on

I've been writing seriously for well over a decade now, so I have a lot of notebooks that I've used for novel-writing. To cover all of them in one blog-post would leave you all wanting less (a lot less!) so I'll break it up into a couple of posts... Today's post is on the kinds of books I use for capturing ideas.

 

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