I was kindly sent a copy of a great new book called 365 Things to Write About.
The premise of the book is exactly as the title suggests, there are 365 topics about which to write. Each page begins with a one to three word topic, and the rest of the page is blank except for lines on which to write. The paper is not of Clairefontaine quality, but so far it has acted friendly with my Parker 45. I have experienced minimal feathering and bleed through with the Parker ink.
You can use this book in a variety of ways. Some suggested uses are for poems, descriptions, short scenes, short stories, or whatever other thoughts come to your mind. I personally decided to use the book in a different way. I am learning to speak Italian, so I decided to write about each topic in Italian as an additional way for me to practice. The 365-topic format makes it a convenient way for me to incorporate daily writing into my life.
The book is also accompanied by a website at http://365thingstowriteabout.wordpress.com/, where the authors post some of their writings. You can buy the book at Amazon.com and BarnesandNoble.com and through October 31, 2011, the authors will donate 100% of their royalties to art programs in the Los Angeles Unified School District.
The authors have also kindly offered to send me a copy for giveaway. Dear Readers — is this something in which you would be interested? Please leave comments with your answer and if you are interested, I will do a giveaway of one copy.