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Jennifer K. Oliver ([personal profile] jenniferkoliver) wrote2016-11-25 11:42 pm
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Notebookpocalypse

Up until recently I've only ever used the smaller Paperblanks notebooks, as they are a convenient shape and size for a smaller handbag, plus the designs are just gorgeous. But I just purchased my first ultra and I might be a convert. The ultra is much heavier than the mini, as you would expect, but it's surprisingly comfortable resting on my lap and obviously I can fit a lot more in it. It looks more substantial and feels more substantial, and the pocket at the back can also hold more stuff (faff like business cards, receipts, story ideas hastily scrawled on napkins, etc). Plus they are very pretty indeed.

I sent these photos of my used notebooks to some friends a while ago and thought I'd share. These are all full of stories, snippets and notes. Most of them are minis or around a similar size to the Paperblanks mini:







And here are my new shiny Paperblanks ultra notebooks:



Other recommended notebook makers: Peter Pauper Press and Flame Tree.

Lighthouse, by Patrick Watson.
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[personal profile] theemdash 2016-12-02 12:50 pm (UTC)(link)
I don't do much drafting by hand. It tends to be if I'm in a specific mood or if I know I'll be somewhere it would be inconvenient to bring my iPad. ;)

I've never done character questionnaires and it's actually been a long time since I did much outlining by hand. I think that's something I need to try again. (And I need to finish all of these notebooks.)

[identity profile] jenniferkoliver.livejournal.com 2016-12-17 10:08 pm (UTC)(link)
So do you draft stories on your iPad? I have an iPad but I struggle so much with typing on it. Do you use any additional apps or equipment to do writerly things on yours? I'd love to know of anything that would make using the iPad for writing purposes easier. :)
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[personal profile] theemdash 2016-12-17 11:06 pm (UTC)(link)
I have an external keyboard so that makes it a LOT easier. ;) I purchased Scrivener for the iPad, so I can use it across computers. I also have Word on the iPad (which I use for short stories or editing) and several other word processing apps that I downloaded before Word and Scrivener were available. The best apps for writing I've found are those two and GDocs.

[identity profile] jenniferkoliver.livejournal.com 2016-12-17 11:31 pm (UTC)(link)
Oh fantastic! I use Scrivener on my MacBook but didn't even think to check if there was an iPad version. I'm going to grab that right away. I'll give GDocs a go too. Thanks for the recommendations! :)
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[personal profile] theemdash 2016-12-19 12:44 am (UTC)(link)
The iPad version was just released—I think in late summer. It's a little different, but it works like a dream. The synching across platforms works perfectly.