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  1. Sam Frost

    Sam Frost Member

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    Does anyone have a preference of paper notebook?

    Discussion in 'General Writing' started by Sam Frost, Dec 9, 2015.

    I'll be needing a new notebook soon, and I was wondering if people had a certain type they found useful. I need it mostly to structure plot and characters and take general notes on world building. Thanks!
     
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    I don't use notebooks anymore for my writing and planning. When I did, I used spirals, those college-ruled ones that are easy-tear. I prefer these over the stitched ones because I sometimes rip off a page.
     
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    I second the above suggestion. I've tried binders with loose leaf paper. I've tried legal pads. But spiral notebooks are by far my favorite. I found legal pads and binders are too hard to write it. It's easy to pull a page out out of a spiral and flip through pages to get exactly where you need.
     
  4. Sam Frost

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    Thanks for the suggestions!
     
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    Whenever I use paper I just buy something cheap from the Dollar store. Spiral bound notebooks so that I can jam a pen in the coil, and use it to mark my place as well. Anything too fancy and I felt myself reluctant to use it thinking my poor spelling would look awful in it.
     
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    A fave author of mine uses Moleskine. So I bought one thinking it'd inspire me; the thing was so nice in look and feel that I've kept it blank (save for a eulogy); mindful I'm not yet worthy and will only taint it. Any 'away from the computer writing' therefore takes place in cheap notepads (we have a pound shop @peachalulu (we're posh; it's like a dollar fifty store at current exchange rates :D) mind you the pages seem to fall out too easily—so I'm likely being ripped off.
     
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    If the goal is portability, I've used this:

    http://www.pocketmod.com/
     
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  8. Sam Frost

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    @SethLoki I know what you mean about Moleskine- they're so nice, and I used to have one, but I was terrified to use it.

    @Bookster the pocketmod is absolutely adorable, thank you for linking that site! I will definitely be using that for on-the-go brainstorming!
     
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  10. Sam Frost

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    @DIRTROADFILMS I like the idea of a steno book since it is both cheap and portable. Thanks for the suggestion!
     
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    @Bookster that is a cool link, thanks for sharing.

    (I thought we weren't allowed to post links in the forums, but I guess I was wrong?) :)
     
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    My handwriting is so beyond horrible that I rarely write anything down on paper. I usually will jot a few word down in a pocket notebook and later expand those words on the computer.
     
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    As I understand it, it's OK to post links that relate to the content of your post. What's frowned upon is posting just a link or posting links of the prohibited kinds mentioned in the Rules.
     

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