Virginia Woolf on Keeping a Notebook (via Brainpickings.org)

“The habit of writing thus for my own eye only is good practice. It loosens the ligaments.”

– Virginia Woolf

Portrait of Virginia Woolf by Roger Fry, 1917, via Wikimedia Commons

Portrait of Virginia Woolf by Roger Fry, 1917, via Wikimedia Commons

Maria Popova at Brainpickings.org has put together a great selection of Virginia Woolf’s thoughts on the creative benefits of keeping a journal. Woolf herself did not begin keeping a journal until 1915 at age 33, but left behind 26 volumes when she died in 1941. Like the notebooks you carry with you during our workshops, Woolf’s diaries provided her a place for collecting ideas, research, and creative processes.

- image//content via @Brainpickings.org

– image//content via @Brainpickings.org

 

Head over to Popova’s Brainpickings.org for more! 

 

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