See this photograph on the left hand side? This is one of my notebooks. This is not just any notebook, this is one of my many notebooks I have for Improv.
One of the improv pads I have is to write down planning for everything relating to Punderstandably, this one however is one that has only a few pages used and only used on special occasions. This is an improv inspiration book.
In the past few years whenever I have come across a game I have liked and feel it could be developed, I write it down. Whenever a teacher makes a really good point about a topic – I write it down. Whenever I have an idea that I feel could be used at a later date, I write it down.
From doing improv for nearly three years I would say that it is really important to have a notebook like this. Some of the things that you come across may not be just relevant to improv but maybe to a different part to your every day life.
I look at this book time to time to actually see what I have written down and some notes I have taken from teachers have been really helpful in looking at improv from a different angle.
It is something that I have seen other improvisers do in various lessons and I know that it is something that can be helpful. So the next time you see something you like! write it down, you never know when it will come in handy!