What Do You Like In A Journal? [Weekend Chit-Chat]

Welcome to the Chit-Chat post, which is a semi-open thread for conversations about writing and gear and related stuff. This week, I have a question for you:

What kind of journals do you like to write in?

I ask because I have real specific preferences when it comes to journals. See?

Given how hard it is for me to find the kind I like, I can only assume that my preferences aren’t shared by the majority of journal users. Or so the journal makers would have me believe.

So what do you like in a journal?

Spiral, perfect, case, or saddle-stitch binding?

Ruled, dotted, grid, or blank?

Hard cover or soft?

Size?

Fancy or plain?

Paper quality?

Moleskine, PaperBlanks, Leuchtturm, Rhodia, Clairefontaine, other?

Spill it all in the comments!


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A blog (and podcast!) exploring the analog and digital tools writers use to write