I have found the perfect pens to use when writing in it. The right pen is always an important component in writing in my notebook, It's got to look good...
I've been playing with words in it. I did write a blog draft in it. I am adding others writing that inspires me. "Revolution for the Tested" by Kate Messner is one I turn to a lot.
The inside cover of the notebook has a copy of a journal card that my art teacher friend gave me entitled "Introduction".
We have to be willing to be observers.
To listen to leaves blow, to look for rare pennies and
to be anonymous.
Only then will our observations begin to
unfold, as we scribble, attack, write, draw, and scribble some
more until who we are slowly appears like invisible ink and
the pain stops for that split moment...and then we do it
all over again.
I apologize I can't credit this right now. When I get back to school I'll get the name of the journaling set. It's awesome.
I've used it with my freshmen and showed them how I add little snippets to it
|A place I am comfortable/A place I am uncomfortable|
I also copied a form from Angela Maiers that gave me permission to play!
|Permission to play|
I've stashed some previously written pieces into it. Who knows if they will see the light of day, but they are there. There's a list of ideas for blog posts, there's a list of things to include in a writer's notebook.
I'm excited to share this with my new classes in January!
So, what's in your writer's notebook?