I love researching and I love thinking ideas through. Sometimes this means I get mired in my own head: getting thoughts onto paper becomes a chore because they're never going to be as good as they are in my head. If that chimes for you, scroll to the end of this post for a quick fix.
What do you write in when you're making notes of ideas compared to when you're writing out a whole story/poem/scene? Do you use a pen or a pencil? Does typing make you productive or disconnected? I'm exceptionally curious about the material culture of creative writing processes and I recently had the opportunity to channel some of … Continue reading Blank Pages: how notebooks support us as we write