Writing Tip: Always Have a Notebook With You

Notepad

How many times have you been out somewhere, away from your desk, when a good idea for your book occurs to you? It’s so frustrating to try to remember that great line of dialogue that occurred while waiting to pay at the grocery store, when checking your post office box, or when you woke up in the middle of the night, but were too tired to get out of bed and find a pen and paper. Instead, try to keep small pen and notepad with you wherever you go. Keep one in your car, your purse, your pocket if possible. Put a notepad and pen on the table next to your bed. You never know when that fantastic idea will strike, so be prepared to write it down when it does. You won’t be sorry!

Have a question about writing? Comment or email me at leslie@lesliewellsbooks.com

Leslie Wells has edited forty-nine New York Times bestsellers in her thirty-year publishing career. She is the author of Come Dancing, a novel about publishing and rock and roll, set in New York City in the 1980s. Visit her at www.lesliewellsbooks.com

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