The Creative Life Podcast: Episode Twenty-Three
Many famous authors are also famous diarists – and others have either outgrown or dislike the practice. I fall into the ‘pro’ note-taking camp and will give the reasons why a writer might consider adopting the habit, why I actually gave it up and now why I’m doing it again.
Books, Topics Discussed and Recommended Reading
Why take notes? What is the benefit? Which writers keep diaries – or choose not to.
Trust the Process: 101 Tips on Writing and Creativity by Karen Andrews
Surprise! by Karen Andrews
Promise Me, Dad by Joe Biden
Tracks by Robyn Davidson
‘On Keeping a Notebook‘ by Joan Didion
‘On Writing a Diary‘ by Ellena Ferrante, The Guardian
‘Famous Writers on Keeping a Diary‘ by Maria Popova, Brain Pickings
‘On the Journals of Famous Authors‘ by Dustin Illingworth, LitHub
‘Black Women Writers and the Secret Space of Diaries‘ by Morgan Jerkins, the New Yorker
‘Woke up this Morning‘ by Louis Menand, the New Yorker
‘10 Famous Authors on the Importance of Keeping a Journal‘ by Emily Temple, Flavorwire
@BurtonDiaries on Twitter