Jack London On Writing Notebooks

by David Alves

English: Jack London

Jack London, being quoted in an article in “Writer’s Digest” (July 1979), said that young writers should keep a notebook and “ . . . travel with it, eat with it, sleep with it. Slap into it every stray thought that flutters up into your brain.”

I would add: Make sure that you go back and reread if you want them to be of any use at all! I’m way too negligent in this regard. And the older I get, the less I remember. So I NEED to go back.

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