It's time to get Old School, ladies and gentlemen. Yes, today is a day to celebrate that hallowed institution of the writing trade, the writing journal.
As part of the Scribbles Blog Hop, writers who use pen and paper for some (or all) of their writing are posting pictures of their journals, along with some behind-the-scenes discussion about how and why they use them. I have a few different notebooks, including a mini-sized Moleskine which I carry around in a shirt pocket. This, however, is my primary notebook for writing fiction:
|Click to enlarge. Go ahead and read, I don't mind.|
|This is a scene from Just Enough Power.|
|More scratching than a poison ivy outbreak!|
Sometimes, I have to scratch out a lot of text before I find the phrasing that works. In the scene above, I was trying to describe the despair among the workers on a moon base when faced with an almost certain death. The funny thing about this story? Almost all of this stuff got rewritten, re-rewritten, then cut from the final draft. Sic transit gloria fiction. Sometimes it takes longer to construct and then remove the scaffolding than it does to do the actual painting of the ceiling.
For more handwritten fun, read my #FridayFlash this week, "Pleasurebot, Parts 1 & 2". My handwriting isn't the best, but I think you'll be able to follow along.
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My thanks to Danielle and Anne for organizing the Scribbles Blog Hop! To see the writing journal/diaries/notebooks/notepads/etc. of other writers, and to learn a little about their approach to writing, check out the websites for all the participants, listed below.
Danielle La Paglia: http://daniellelapaglia.
Marianne Su: http://mariannesu.com/blog/
Victoria D Griesdoorn: http://www.vdgriesdoorn.com/
Ren Warom: http://renwaromsumwelt.
J.A. Campbell: http://writerjacampbell.
Tammy Crosby: http://tammywrites.wordpress.
Maria Kelly: http://mariakellyauthor.com
Chrissey Harrison: http://chrisseysgreatescape.
Natalie Westgate: http://nataliewestgate.com
Tony Noland: http://www.TonyNoland.com/
Larry Kollar: http://farmanor.blogspot.com/
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