Two Stops Down

A journal on photography by Thomas Riggs

On notebooks

*hums the Imperial March*

I think a writer's notebook is the best way there is to immortalize really bad ideas.

— Stephen King

I've been looking for a source for this quote for a while.

There's certainly a stage when you start keeping notebooks that this seems like downer advice, but once you've filled a few and really opened yourself up to your ideas (once you've gotten good at starting, as Merlin would put it), it's helpful to be aware of the necromantic power the notebook can have over old, forgotten scribblings.


This article was published on 7 July 2011.