While authors are known to jot down ideas and write a few lines on anything from a store receipt to a napkin, a bound notebook is the best way for them to track their ideas. Those scraps of paper are cute, and, yes, for many they are a symbol of having an active imagination and being a “writer.” But they are far from an efficient and organized method of making notes. From well known authors to after-hours scribblers, ideas are always flowing, and, without an organized method and dedicated place to get those thoughts on paper, many wonderful lines are forgotten.
A writer’s bound notebook is the ideal way for authors to carry around a handy book to jot their ideas into as well as develop characters and map out timelines or storylines for a book. Having all their ideas in one place makes it easy when they sit down to do the actual writing. No more having to dig in a bag to find that slip of paper with a character name idea or wondering what that wonderful profession was that the main character was supposed to play.
The main thing is that writers should write as much as possible. Any author who is found out and about without a pen and paper knows the turmoil of attempting to remember an idea until they can get somewhere and get it down. Carrying a specific writer’s notebook with them will help them focus on what they are doing instead of repeating a line over and over in their head while they search for paper. All they have to do is whip out their notebook, jot it down, and continue with what they were doing.