Doodle Better: Dotted Notebooks for Bullet Journaling and Sketching

Go ahead, skip the lines!

Woman writing in a journal
Grab a pen and get doodling.Pexels

Whether you’re taking notes, making plans, or journaling just because, all you need to get started is the right dotted notebook.

Leuchtturm1917 Medium A5 Dotted Hardcover Notebook (Black) - 249 Numbered Pages
Elegant design with stickers and a table of contents for organization.Leuchtturm1917

At school, your teachers probably advised using one notebook per subject. But your dotted notebook can contain multitudes, if you’d like. Some even come with extras, like page numbers, a table of contents, and stickers for organizing in sections.

Moleskine Classic Notebook, Hard Cover, Large (5" x 8.25") Dotted, Black, 240 Pages
Iconic design with perfectly textured paper for writing with pens and pencils.Moleskine

Lined notebooks are great for writing and taking notes, but dotted notebooks can do anything. First things first, think about what materials you’d like to use on those crisp, blank pages. Most any paper will do for ballpoint pens or pencils, but experts recommend looking for a notebook with heavyweight paper if you plan to use markers or paint pens that might bleed through.

Paperage Dotted Journal Bullet Notebook, Hard Cover, Medium 5.7 x 8 inches, 100 gsm Thick Paper (Blue, Dotted)
Premium details with high-quality pages for use with markers and paint pens.Paperage

It’s easier to start a regular doodling or bullet journaling habit if you can take your notebook with you. So consider buying a portable size that can fit in your purse, backpack, or jacket pocket.

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