Notebook Addict of the Week: John

This week’s addict is a writer who has challenged himself to write a million words this year, including typed on the computer and handwritten in notebooks. I think John is doing pretty well at reaching his goal, based on his website and these photos of his notebook collection: I’ve always written, since I was very […]

Notebook Addict of the Week: A Four Year Old!

Jes from Australia writes to say that her 4 year old son is a budding notebook addict! “About 18 months ago he asked for a notebook from my own (extensive collection, who said addiction doesn’t run in families? ). Since then he has filled a few. I love watching him create and record himself in […]

An Interview in Drawings: Paper vs. Digital

A fun approach to the question of paper vs. digital notetaking: Read more at A Hand-Drawn Interview With the Man Behind Adobe’s Pen of the Future | Motherboard.

Notebook Addict of the Week: Kevin

This week’s addict is a writer who does much of his work in notebooks. He recently finished a novel consisting of “116,386 words, 472 pages (almost a ream of paper), and numerous books of hand written script.”   “I always write the first draft by hand, I find it more intimate than typing directly onto […]

A Notebook is “A Junkyard of the Mind”

A great article by novelist Lawrence Norfolk: “A writer’s notebook is a junkyard; a junkyard of the mind. In this repository of failed attempts, different inks speak of widely-spaced times and places, the diverse scrawls of varying levels of calligraphic awkwardness, lack of firm writing-surfaces, different modes of transportation. “ Here’s a photo of one […]

Notebook Addict of the Week: Lee Ann Spillane

This week’s addict is another one found via the excellent Sharing Our Notebooks blog. Lee Ann Spillane is a teacher who has been keeping notebooks since she was very young. She says: “I love to learn and think and draw and write. As I child I wanted to remember things. I used to sit on […]

Notebook Addict of the Week (Again): Gerard

Here’s another repeat addict: Gerard is a Canadian artist and arts educator whose notebooks were featured here a few years ago. Looks like his collection of idea books and studio journals has kept on growing! Some Whitelines journals are now added to the mix too. Check out Gerard’s site: MIX AND SHIFT: OVER 60.

Filofancy’s Flex

The blogger at Filofancy notes that the Flex series by Filofax doesn’t get much blogging coverage. I can’t say I’ve found them inspiring at all when I see them in stores– wrong sizes, blah materials… it just makes me sad to see them in comparison to the wonderful things Filofax was making 15 or 20 […]

Notebook Addict of the Week: Jemma

This week’s addict emailed me to share her collection– or at least part of it: I’ve been reading your blog for about a year now, and my favourite part of it is the Addict of the Week. I always wonder if my collection is actually a bit absurd compared to some of the others, but […]

Notebook Addict of the Week: Journal CEO

This is really cool: the first-ever video submission for Notebook Addict of the Week! This comes from The Journal CEO, who says “I have Moleskines, Paperblanks, Peter Pauper Press, Barnes and Noble leather journals, Chronicle Books, Sanrio, Jacket Journals, and some random brands. I’ve been journaling regularly almost 7 years now.” I lost count of […]