Brainstorm Notebooks

One habit I’ve picked up on since I started blogging is having a designated notebook for my brainstorming. Anytime I feel struck with a sense of inspiration I grab my pastel Moleskin notebook and start jotting down anything and everything that pops into my head.

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Image by kylesteed via Tumblr.

Post ideas, logo sketches, to do lists, rough drafts of articles, any and every rouge thought I have I try to record in my notebook. Even if I don’t use all of the ideas right away in the future I may find myself struggling with writers block and ‘lo and behold! I have a notebook chock full of untouched ideas.

Ideally I want to save all of my brainstorm books so that I’ll have a huge supply of jumping off points when it comes to creating content. It’s also how I keep track of all of my previous side projects, whether they actually ending up taking off or not. I even keep a smaller pastel Moleskin in my purse so I can jot down ideas on the go.

Keeping notebooks for blog work and brainstorming is just a little cheat I wanted to share for all of you creatives out there. Whether you’re a writer, illustrator, filmmaker, musician, whatever you do, this is a very convenient habit to have. You get bonus points if you use even halfway legible handwriting and more pen/marker colors than just plain black or blue!

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