More advice for notebooks and writers

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Our friend Jeff Abbott, bestselling author of suspense titles Panic and Fear, has more advice for writers who want to manage their creations through notebooks and paper planners.

Jeff currently uses a Filofax A5 to complement his Clairefontaine notebooks, though he describes two other brands that he likes (Moleskine and yours truly!), pointing out:

The good thing about changing paper planners is that while not necessarily cheap, it’s not nearly as expensive as changing a PDA or smartphone.

For more tips, check out the “Organized Writer” series on Jeff’s blog!

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  1. For years I managed a busy legal career in the military out of one planner.

    Now that I write fiction, I use a Habana to keep my notes from my writers’ classes in one spot. An Exacompta sketchbook with blank pages is perfect for research notes. I can jot information, paste in snippets of articles, sketch rough maps and so on. Then I’m alternating between Clairefontaine notebooks and Exacompta Basics and Journals for the actual writing, since I work long hand. The variety of page sizes and thicknesses, along with changing colors of Herbin ink in my fountain pens, keeps the work fresh visually and triggers greater creativity than when I slogged along with cheapo school notebooks that bled through and smeared.

    My Quo Vadis Journal 21 keeps my life together with room for appointments, directions, notes, the handy lists of international info and maps, and my addresses scribbled within. The insides of the cover are perfect for holding cards and lab slips.

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