Posts Tagged ‘note taking’

What is freehand good for?

August 6th, 2011 4 comments

In this technology driven society, we get used to hearing that things are, or are soon-to-be obsolete. It’s almost never the case of course. We still have theatre, radio, books etc. Remember Egon in Ghostbusters saying, “print is dead”?

Another example – I remember thinking, why would I ever write something freehand again, when electronic typing is so convenient? But it certainty has its uses. Read more…

Taking advantage of unexpected free time

November 27th, 2009 No comments

I am currently waiting for my train to arrive. Time for a blog post. Read more…

Writing anywhere

September 12th, 2009 No comments

I’ve just written a blog post on my iPod touch. I liked it so much, I’m doing it again now! It used to be that if you wanted to write in an obscure place, you had to rely on having a note book to hand. Now there are quite a few options.
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Reading and Writing

June 20th, 2009 No comments

I am currently reading Stephen King’s “On Writing”. It is a brilliant  and inspiring book, and manages to be practical and warm so far. But the bit that I want to talk about is the first really inspiring part in the book for me.

It was something of a mini revelation. Only a very small point, and very obvious, but one of those things that had occurred to my conscious mind before – it had never struck me (as they say). Read more…

Where is the Creative Bit?

May 14th, 2009 No comments

It might not be where you think. A lot of people feel that writing is the act of putting pen to paper, or finger to keyboard. That’s both the part that makes writing seem so accessible and easy, and the part that makes it so intimidating. It seems easy because anyone can write words on the page. But we’ve all sat down in front of a blank page and stared at it with creeping terror. But is that really the creative part to writing? Is that really writing at all? Read more…

What Do You Do When You Get A New Idea?

April 9th, 2009 No comments

Some people have to search for new ideas, or need to find ways of generating them. For a lot of people, a new idea is precious. So, what do you do to look after this delicate and valuable seed? Read more…

Freemind – a note-taking tool

February 19th, 2009 No comments

freemind logoOne aspect of writing I really enjoy is note-taking.

In the early stages of a project it feels really creative to get some ideas down and start shaping the thing that’s lurking in your mind. And it’s most joyous when it is as instant as possible. It allows me space to think, generate more ideas and importantly, not forget any! (How many times have you been writing a paragraph where an idea to include in the next paragraph comes to you, only for you to forget it by the time you’re ready to write it?)

One fantastic piece of software I use for this is Freemind. Read more…