Keeping a Writer’s Notebook – Do You? You should! – Part 3

Years ago, I started a writer’s notebook, with personal experiences, descriptions and words from books I was reading, etc. Mine fell into disuse for a while, but it’s time to resurrect it. Don Massenzio offers great tips for these next tebooks. Here is part 3 of his series.
Thank you for sharing your ideas, Don!

Author Don Massenzio

This is the third post in my series on keeping a writers notebook. I can’t emphasize enough how important this tool is for cataloging and organizing ideas. I take most of my ideas for this tool from the book, The Writer’s Notebook by Ralph Fletcher. This book helps you organize your notebook and use the information you record for various purposes.

If you want to read Part 1 or Part 2 of this series, just click on the links.


interesting wordsKeep Lists of Interesting Words

Did you ever come across a word while playing Words with Friends or while thumbing through a magazine article or the vocabulary quiz in Reader’s Digest and think that it was an interesting word that you’d like to use some time?

I started keeping lists of words and their definitions some time ago and try to weave them into my writing.

Here are some examples:

  • Instead…

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About DrEMiller

Certified Zentangle Teacher (CZT). Home: Sint Maarten. K-12 teacher for 13 years (Special Education for 10 years); Post-secondary educator since 2002; Education consulting since 1995. When teaching, held teaching certificates in K-12 special education, reading specialist; and secondary social studies. Doctorate: Educational Psychology Programmer/analyst for 10 years, including project management and training of corporate execs.
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One Response to Keeping a Writer’s Notebook – Do You? You should! – Part 3

  1. Thanks so much for sharing this.

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