Why A Commonplace Book Is Your Secret Writing Weapon

How To Use A Commonplace Book as a freelance wrier

This is a Guest Post by Jenna VanLeeuwen.

As freelance writers, we make our living on our ability to effectively communicate ideas.  In order to make a good living, we need to write well — and fast.

Enter the commonplace book.

A commonplace book is a central resource for the ideas, quotes, and stories you encounter in your daily life. It’s a system to help you capture ideas and create new ones.

The idea of gathering one’s thoughts in writing isn’t new.