What’s inside a writer’s notebook? →

Peek into the notebooks of Paul Theroux, Susie Boyt, and Amit Chaudhuri, complete with photos of the scribblings themselves :

The mystique of a writer’s notebook seems still to be with us in this digital age. Perhaps it’s because a handwritten original is unhackable – other than by traditional means, such as burglary. But it’s no doubt a matter too of the way notebooks seem to offer access to hidden origins, and to the creative processes by which works we value come into being.

From The Guardian.