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To Do Better Work, Use Pen and Paper

Why writing by hand makes you more creative and productive

A smiling woman takes notes in her journal.
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DDid you know that Paul Lauterbur’s first concept for the MRI machine was sketched out on a restaurant napkin? Or that J.K. Rowling initially scribbled down the idea of the Hogwarts houses on the back of an air sickness bag? Quentin Tarantino writes all his screenplays longhand, buying a specific notebook…

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Stephen Moore

Stephen Moore

Dunking on the Metaverse, NFTs and more. Currently: editor @Entrepreneur’s Handbook | Previously: editor @Medium | Contact: stephen@sjmblog.com