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blog Exercise the Muse: The Merit of the Writer's Notebook

Discussion in 'Writing Discussions' started by Heliotrope, Jun 23, 2018.

  1. I can read it, and other people have commented on how beautiful it is. I'm not sure whether to believe them or not.
     
  2. kennyc

    kennyc Inkling

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    Yea as far as legibility .... mine kinda sucks (even though I PRINT everything). LOL!
    I often have a hard time deciphering something later ... but I do believe and have had very good
    luck with going back through journals (mining the journals I call it) to find things to complete. :D
     
  3. CoffeeFlower

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    Yep, I use my cell phone and I sometimes record my own voice. I have my internal editor well trained to keep it shut as I write so most of my notes are just pure brainstorming. I realized I needed to keep track of my thoughts since 2010 in case my muse had something to tell and she has told awesome things since then. Now I have a world in progress and I ove it
     
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  4. CoffeeFlower

    CoffeeFlower Dreamer

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    My hand writting is not so good, well, if you allow me this little step out of my natural personality and speech, my hand writting SUCKS. I love keyboards and smart translators from pen to screen and word processor as well as digital recorders
     
  5. skip.knox

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    I count it a great loss that handwriting is no longer taught or valued. I recognize that its utility has declined; that's fine; things change. But there are demonstrable mental changes that happen when a person writes by hand versus typing. It's no coincidence that so many (not all!) people say they are more creative on paper than at a computer. But when one's own handwriting is unreadable, there's no point in trying.
     
  6. TheKillerBs

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    I have to wonder if that isn't a function of education rather than how the brain is wired. I remember reading a few years ago an article that I can't find at the moment about how people tend to have less reading comprehension on a screen than on paper unless they grew up with computers, in which case it was either the same or a negligible bias towards reading better on screen.
     
  7. kennyc

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    Well, since you can't remember..........
     
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  8. Heliotrope

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    Ha!
     
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  9. TheKillerBs

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    No, I remember the article just fine. I simply can't find it to link the primary source so people don't have to rely on hearsay.
     
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