Monday, July 20, 2015

Get It Down


One of the best pieces of writing advice I received in college was from a published author who visited, imparting us with great tidbits of wisdom. I specifically remember this author telling me and my fellow writing majors that you’re only a serious author if you make a commitment to write down your thoughts.
Message received. Take notes.
Over the years I’ve done just that. I haven’t let my thoughts fade into the dying world of ideas. Or at least I’ve tried hard to keep that from happening. I get my thoughts down.
Thought it would be fun to list all of the unconventional and creative places I’ve jotted down notes throughout the years.

Receipts
Kid’s projects
Inside books
Inside planners
Sticky notes
On my hand
Church bulletins
Journals (of course)
Homework
Newspaper
Christmas cards
Phone book
Concert bulletins
Bookmarks
Flyers
Playing cards
Bills
On magazine articles
On the back of photographs
Children’s book
Inside greeting cards
On my business cards
On a paper bag 

And the latest place I’ve been taking notes over the past few weeks (and one of my favorites)…

 
Paint swatches

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