Category Archives: Writing

The Problem With Keeping Recipes a “Secret”

 "I am very much against the notion that recipes should be kept secret, or locked away.  I think it’s the absolute antithesis to the nature of loving food and of cooking.  And I should know, my grandfather is a baker … Continue reading

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Doug Gievett’s Writing Tips, the Moleskine Method

Useful tips from Doug Gievett on using Moleskine for organizing your writing chores at his blog. "It’s easy to think that the rough draft of something I’m writing has to be prepared at my desk, at a pre-established time, with … Continue reading

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Evan Wilson: The history behind Word In The Search

Evan Wilson invited us to his blog where he has posted an article about how he used a Moleskine notebook to capture and organize creativity. "Everyone is creative. People don’t tend to organize and focus that abstract creativity. Always have … Continue reading

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Seven pieces of advice about notebooks

Perry Middlemiss wrote to tell us about this post by Margo Lanagan, a major writer for Young Adults in Australia. Her latest novel (TENDER MORSELS) was named an Honor Book in the 2009 Michael L. Printz Award. "Starting off a … Continue reading

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Audio Sighting? “Corduroy Mansions”

Vicki Johnson, Moleskine sighting super-sleuth sent this latest missive: "Just thought I'd let you know that "a Moleskine" is mentioned several times in Alexander McCall Smith's online novel, Corduroy Mansions. I became smitten with this method of "reading" a book…daily … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo 2008

What: Writing one 50,000-word novel from scratch in a month’s time. Who: You! We can’t do this unless we have some other people trying it as well. Let’s write laughably awful yet lengthy prose together. Why: The reasons are endless! … Continue reading

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Writers: Do You Carry?

Regular contributor Steve Osborne shares a new article on his blog (www.TheWritersBag.com) about writers carrying notebooks around with them — in his case, the pocket-sized Moleskine notebook. "All summer I’ve been wearing loose-fitting shorts, most of which have cargo pockets. … Continue reading

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Inspiration: Blog Post Idea Generator

Hit the button to generate 5 ideas. " * Write about your most boring evening ever.    * Write about something that makes you cry.    * Compare the pros and cons of an issue.    * Form a blog … Continue reading

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Inspiration: 300 Love Letters

Lovely site, timeless concept. Letters and letters and letters. Letters about a moment in time, our paths crossing, to a cute boy that passes on the street, or an old woman feeding the pigeons. Letters to old friends, "Remember that … Continue reading

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Guy Maddin and his diaries

The Nation’s Christine Smallwood interviews Canadian filmmaker Guy Maddin "injects a cocktail of nostalgia, fairy-tale mystery and existential terror into a highly stylized world that recalls the herky-jerky dreaminess of early twentieth-century cinema." His works include Tales From the Gimli … Continue reading

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