Inside notebooks – Ralph Fletcher

February 29th, 2012

We continue our Stenhouse author notebook series with Ralph Fletcher. Here is what he said about his notebook habit, which has been going on for quite a bit, as you can see from one of his notebook covers:

“When I visit schools I tell students that my most important book is a book that has never been and never will be published–my writer’s notebook. This is the book that feeds all my other books. I use my notebook in many different ways: to collect odd bits of flotsam and jetsam, to play with language, to react, muse, daydream, collect seed ideas, maybe take a stab at new poem. My notebook is a low-pressure, high-comfort¬†place where I can find my stride as a writer.”

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  • 1. Mrs. V  |  February 29th, 2012 at 6:47 pm

    I’m making myself a note to revisit this series over the summer as I get ready for a new school year, ready to launch writers notebooks once again when I am back in my 6th-8th grade language arts position!

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