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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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Ponder: Have You Been “Called” to Write?

In a new post, Steve Osborne  mentions how important it is for writers (or wanna be writers) to have something like a Moleskine notebook on hand at all time, and references my own use of a Moleskine notebook. I think … Continue reading

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Writing at the Raffles

A Singapore Sling in one hand, a notebook in the other, Kathryn Heyman tackles writer’s block in colonial-era grandeur. I’m a disappointment to the butler. "Hello," he says, "I’m Ed, your butler. What can I do for you?" "Perhaps you … Continue reading

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