Writer’s Notebook

Keeping a writer’s notebook is one of the best things you can do as writer. It’s how you exercise your writing muscles, how you practice your craft. Your finished pages are fodder for your writing. In A Writer’s Notebook: Unlocking the Writer Within You, Ralph Fletcher calls it “a place to live like a writer.”

You can do anything you want in your notebook, but Fletcher suggests you try all of the following (click here for more details):

  1. Unforgettable stories
  2. Fierce Wonderings
  3. Writing Small
  4. Seed Ideas
  5. Mind Pictures
  6. Snatches of Talk
  7. Lists
  8. Memories
  9. Writing that Scrapes the Heart
  10. Writing that Inspires