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For the most part, we don’t get taught how to take good notes. It’s something we stumble into on our own. How to Take Smart Notes tries to change that. This self-published book by Sonke Ahrens is an exceptional exploration of just note taking. It examines the creative process, explores how we remember (badly) and analyze (well) and offers a different way to think about writing. Ahrens introduces Niklas Luhmann’s Zettelkasten (or slip-box) as a means of capturing ideas, making connections and streamlining the process of writing.
Buy it on Amazon: How to Take Smart Notes by Sonke Ahrens
If you like this one, these are a couple of other books that you might be interested in:
📚 On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft by Stephen King
📚 Sin and Syntax by Constance Hale
📚 Damn Fine Story by Chuck Wendig
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