- Notability: I’ll write and draw whatever comes to mind. Sometimes I’ll use a template.
- Evernote: I’ll paste that page in and write about it. Sort of like what this post is.
I can make these in under an hour, so it’ll be possible to share 2-3 each week. They also can help with future video posts and podcast segments. For example, the page I made today has initial thoughts a couple chapters into The 5-Second Rule by Mel Robbins. I can use this for a future book notes video.
Why the name change? “Morning creativity routine” sounded a little robotic. I had the fantastic idea of calling these things “Creative pages”, paying homage to Julia Cameron’s Morning Pages.
As with any fantastic idea, I researched and found out someone thought of it years ago. There used to be an online companion to The Artist’s Way and one of the tabs was called “creative pages”.
I’m going to use that name until there’s reason not to. But back to the process.
I’m switching from starting with typing then going to handwriting. There’s power in writing by hand. It’s much easier to really focus, mostly because it’s harder to switch context or jump around.
I have a few blank templates that I use regularly in Notability. For example:
- 5 panels with text
- 6-up storyboards with text
- Crazy 8s
Some have lines for text. Some don’t. I want to create more of these and share them.
Yes, I’m an adult creating worksheets for basically a kindergarten class. I am also attending the class.