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Friday, September 21, 2012

Notebooks by the Month

Today I was listening to an interview with Robert Hass, at the Writers at Cornell website. Hass described the month-based notebooks that he's been keeping for the past 3 years or so. Each month he writes in a specified notebook, and then at the end of the month, he puts it away and gets out the notebook for the next month. Hass explained that he was currently (at the time of the interview) writing in the September notebook for the third year in a row, and that when October rolled around, he would put that one away and get out the October notebook.

I am  always interested in writing notebooks, and find this idea intriguing. There are so many ways to introduce constraints and rituals to stimulate creativity.

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