Commonplace Book Ebooks Catalog
A commonplace book is a record of things we have read or heard and want to remember a proverb, a remark by a writer of unusual sensibility, a witty or a wise saying, or even something silly or foolish or crass To keep a commonplace book, set aside a looseleaf binder. When you hear or read something that strikes you, copy it, identifying the source. Leave space to add thoughts of your own. If you accumulate a lot of entries, you may want to make an index or to group passages according to subject. A commonplace book will help your writing in several ways. It will be a storehouse of topics, of those elusive things to write about. It will provide a body of quotations (occasional quotations add interest to your writing). It will improve your prose. (Simply copying well-expressed sentences is one way of learning to write.) Most important, keeping a commonplace book will give you new perceptions and ideas and feelings. It will help you grow.
That's strange, because life is fascinating. The solution is to open yourself to experience. To look around. To describe what you see and hear. To read. Reading takes you into other minds and enriches your own. A systematic way of enriching your ideas and experiences is to keep a commonplace book and a journal.
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