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!
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.
Keep 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:
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