There are many reasons why a writer will buy a new notebook. Here are 26 of them.
- You reach the end of your old writer’s notebook.
- You spill coffee / tea over your writer’s notebook.
- You notice how messy your handwriting is in your old notebook and decide that you need a new writer’s notebook to write neatly in.
- Your shelf of pretty writer notebooks no longer excites you.
- You see a pretty notebook (much prettier than your old notebook) in a shop and you can’t stop thinking about it.
- You decide that you need a new writer’s notebook just for writing ‘new stuff’
- You decide that you need a new writer’s notebook just for thinking up character names.
- You buy a new handbag and decide that you need a matching writer’s notebook.
- You lose your old writer’s notebook.
- You become envious of your friend’s pretty writer notebook and decide that you must have one.
- You have money to burn in a shop that sells notebooks.
- You are desperate to find ways of overcoming a painful bout of writer’s block and a new notebook might do this.
- You are starting on a new story – new story = new notebook. The design must reflect tone and imagery in new story.
- Your kids have gone back to school with new stationary and you decide that you must have a new notebook, pencil case, pens, pencils and a selection of fancy erasers.
- You were bored in a shop.
- You feel like treating yourself to something pretty.
- You have just bought yourself a new writing desk. New desk = new notebook.
- Your loved one threw out your old notebook by mistake.
- You wrote some naughty thoughts about one of your characters in your old notebook and are worried a loved one might spot them. Hide old notebook and start a new one with clean thoughts.
- You make a mess of the first page with some typos and mistakes. Instead of ripping out the page you decide to buy a new notebook.
- It’s the start of a new writing week – new week = new notebook.
- You are suffering from a low mood and need cheering up.
- You need a distraction from writing so you nip up the shops to buy a new notebook.
- You want to look like a writer but don’t want to do any writing so you decide to carry around pretty notebook and stare into space a lot.
- You buy a new pen and your current notebook does not match it.
- You wake up one morning feeling like you need a new notebook.
If anyone has any other excuses please let me know and I will add to my list (and acknowledge you).
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