You know those little notebooks that looks exactly like moleskines but for some reason are cooler right now even though you think they’re essentially the exact same thing? Apparently I was wrong too, because Bridge got me a package of them and they really are pretty cool. Segway into the actual post starts here.
There’s this thing in the front of the little notebook with a space for coordinates and locations which really got me thinking about the way that I write my notes for whatever piece of writing I’m usually into, and maybe a better way to gear my notes away from writing longer pieces and more towards short stories or essays. Is essays the way to write that? It’s not being spellchecked and essaies just looks incredibly stupid. I swear you guys I’m a real writer.
So I’ve been using this field notes book for a week now, and I’m only using it to write down short blurbs of inspiration based on things or events that I see in my daily life. Trying to limit things to only usable or interesting materials and so far maybe doing a good job, I only have four or five pages of these three line snippets of ideas. But so far this is definitely a new style for me that may work out in the long run, or at the very least result in one nice collection of essays before I go back to a novel-length piece of work again.