A Notebook and a Pen – by Melissa Donovan…

on Writing Forward:

All you need: A notebook and a pen.

Today’s post is an excerpt from my book, Ready, Set, Write: A Guide to Creative Writing. Enjoy!

These days, we writers use computers, electronic tablets, and even our smartphones for most of our creative writing. But a lot of us admit there’s still something about good, old-fashioned pen and paper that really gets creativity flowing.

I’ve often said that one of the wonderful things about writing is that all you need to get started is a notebook and a pen.

It sounds so simple: a notebook and a pen.

But over the years, I’ve discovered that, like many things, it’s not that simple. As soon as you start perusing notebooks and pens in a store, you’ll realize that there are many to choose from, and it’s hard to know which ones to pick.

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