Creative Techniques: Take Note… Take Notes

notesEveryone has those moments. Those eye popping instants when an idea hits you between the eyes. You give yourself a quick ‘Huzzah!’ and keep doing what you were doing, confident you’ll remember your idea in detail tomorrow, or the next day… or the middle of next Tuesday.

Yeah. Right.

Seriously, if you’re not a note taker, on smartphone or tablet or good old fashioned napkins, then you’re doing yourself a disservice. You can’t remember everything.

Take notes.

Half arsed, scribbled ramblings. Detailed, properly prepared pieces of prose.

It doesn’t matter how you do it, but take the strain off your brain and use notes to kick start your memory.

Never assume you’ll be able to remember that flash of inspiration tomorrow. Write it down today. Right now. Go on, quit reading this and get to work.

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