Last week I encouraged you to collect general knowledge. Viking trade routes, anime, Rothko paintings, architecture, typography, bluegrass standards — where ever your interests lead you.
For these kinds of things, it may be hard to write a note though. You could certainly write down something, but it’s unlikely that you’ll develop a few paragraphs of a coherent thought about lots of random things.
James Webb Young said to use index cards for that. That would certainly work, but I recommend using spaced-repetition card software instead.
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- Write While True Episode 3: First Drafts
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- Write While True Episode 13: New Ideas
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