Support the writer if they want to carry their notebook everywhere. A notebook (or voice recorder or video recorder) is a useful tool for observing, being inspired by and documenting the world the writer moves through. School, home, the park, the town are all possible jumping off points for a story, poem or song. Encourage observation and exploration. Writing doesn’t only happen on the page, it happens in the subconscious as one works, walks, plays or dreams. Allow space for inspiration to arrive and when it does, write it down.