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Thursday, March 12, 2015

Introducing Madeleine and Evernote

How I stay inspired and ready to write as a writer.

One of the first times I considered keeping a notebook on me at all times was when I was watching Finding Neverland. There's a line in there that all good writers need is a good leather binding.
And thus began my search for a good notebook.
It wasn't until after college, after one of my professors (my poetry professor to be exact) said something about his that I really got back into the search.
And, after many notebooks (most of them less than half full) did I commit. 
Meet Madeleine. 

I feel you should know that I stole the idea of naming her from a character I wrote for my last novel.
Anyway,  she's named after my favorite author,  Madeleine L'Engle. 
For NaNoWriMo I made a rule that if she didn't come with me, I didn't go (read: I carried her EVERYWHERE). She came on dates, to work, dancing, institute,  church. You name it, she came. I organized her with color coordinated tabs. But, while I love her, I must admit, she's heavy. 
I found myself limited by where she would fit.
Then... about a month ago, I discovered Evernote had come to Android.  
And I seriously celebrated.  Like geeked out over the app to the point where I think i've recommended it to people before I really tried it.
But now that I have, I'm pretty sure I'm in love.  This is long term baby. I love that it automatically syncs. I love that I can access it from the internet on my computer or any computer really. 
I have written more and felt more inspired since I got evernote than I think I ever have in the past. I love that I can snap pictures of things I've written on paper. 
It is wonderful.  I write most of my blog ideas in a note and then flesh it out whenever I have a minute.  
Seriously,  if you are any kind of creative,  or if you need a notes app, I highly recommend this one.
I also recommend good old fashioned note books (your brain works differently on paper.  Real paper). And if you feel like naming them after your favorite author, hey, I won't judge. 
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