OneNote saved me

I am an untidy writer. I have index cards in my handbag, scraps of paper all over the place and notebooks with just three lines in them. I admit I like hard copies. But it becomes cumbersome after a while and I’m forever losing track of projects. I still like my index cards and I keep a leather compendium for all those loose pieces of paper one collects over the course of a project, but now I keep a Microsoft Office OneNote notebook too. My current novel requires a great deal of research of seemingly unrelated things. OneNote is a convenient and quick way of storing all that research, as well as notes on the development of the novel. It hasn’t made me a tidy writer, but accessing information while I’m writing has become so much easier and now I can manage writing projects without tons of paper. I highly recommend this program for writers.


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Writer, bibliophile, dreamer and student of everything
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5 Responses to OneNote saved me

  1. Marcus says:

    Hi Laura,
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  2. Marcus says:

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  3. Laura says:

    Did you create your own OneNote template, or did you find one somewhere?

    Many thanks.


    • Hi Laura
      I hunted for a template, but there wasn’t much available and when there was it didn’t suit my needs. The great thing about OneNote is that you can tailor it to your own requirements. I’d be lost without it.

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