Thursday, October 28, 2010

The Art of Taking Notes

Going through a pile of old notebooks that were buried in my office yesterday, I found a bunch of interesting fragments. I remember the one above very clearly. It dates from a grey winter day sometime in early 2005.

I was working on my novel Dirty Liar at the time and I remember feeling stuck, which happened often during that book. I took a short walk into the small patch of woods near the cabin I was living in at the time in search of inspiration. The above note is what I saw that day.

The text from this not appears almost word for word in Dirty Liar. Sometimes a good note is all you need.

1 comment:

  1. I do the same thing when blogging. Sometimes you need a walk to clear the mind. Haven't solved the problem of good ideas coming in the bath though (lol).