Monday, July 14, 2008

I Prefer Index Cards Myself

From an interview with mega-selling novelist Jodi Picoult in Sunday’s Washington Post:

Are characters and stories on your mind all the time?

"When you’re a novelist, you carry your office between your ears. You have their voices with you, they talk to you all the time. I end up writing on my hands if I’m in the car…I used to write on my children, but not anymore, because now they’re older, and bigger than I am. I would lose paper, but I never lost them."

Speaking of index cards and my obsession with office supplies, I’ve been meaning to pass along this recommendation by Rebecca Thomas: “Have you seen all the great products Levenger's ( has for using, storing, etc. index cards? Some great stuff!”


DC-area author Leslie Pietrzyk explores the creative process and all things literary.