Do you make use of your notebooks? Do you keep one digitally or on paper or both?
A perfect poem can arrive from the muse in one heart beat sitting, or it can take years. It can come from an inspirational or challenging event from that day (like the recent passing of Maya Angelou) or it can be hidden in a notebook and just need us to rediscover and rework it. Hooray to the writer’s notebook and the buds of creativity within!
I wrote the idea for This Wheel Doesn’t Turn almost a decade ago. I threw it into a digital notebook and didn’t feel the least inclination to share it but I couldn’t throw the idea away; one day I went looking back through my notebooks and decided it had clear potential, however, it had too many ideas competing for attention. Just one line was worth retrieving and working with.’ This wheel doesn’t turn. ‘ The setting was clear, and I…
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