Julie Patterson

My 5 most frequently used notebook strategies

Images of dialogue recorded in Julie's notebooks

I recently analyzed my writer’s notebooks and wrote the this article for the Indiana Partnership for Young Writers. It provides a little glimpse into my notebooks (including images of pages!) and the kinds of things I store in there. An excerpt from “Julie’s 5 most frequently used notebook strategies”:

People always ask, “How do you come up with ideas for writing?” So I analyzed my writer’s notebook and identified my most frequently used strategies for recording, nurturing, and thinking about story content. Here’s what I found:

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