Another Essential Writing Tool You Should Own in Large Quantities

Be it ever so humble, the index card is pure magic

Actual index cards I’m using working on my memoir

When I recently sang the praises of the humble reporter’s notebook and Pilot retractable pen, I should have noted that these formed the tool kit for the research phase of writing. When time comes for me to sit down and actually compose a story, there is another…

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Susan Orlean

Susan Orlean

Staff writer, The New Yorker. Author of The Library Book, The Orchid Thief, and more…Head of my very own Literati.com book club (join me!)