The oral electric notebook

Many creative writers keep notebooks for recording ideas about future and current projects. I’ve found myself using voice mail in a similar way. When I have an idea at 2:00 a.m., rather than searching for my notebook, I try to climb out of bed without waking anyone, walk to the kitchen, and dial my office. I like not having to find a light, a pen, and the pages of the notebook, though I do have to find the phone.

In the morning I evaluate any thoughts recorded the night before and type them into the appropriate document in the appropriate file.

This entry was posted in Writing tools, Writing tools (non-fiction). Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s