Do you have beautiful blank book on your shelf that you’re afraid to write in because you think you might ruin it? Have you never started a personal book of shadows, grimoire, or other magical record because you want to make sure you get things just right? Do you start a new book every few months because you just can’t commit? Throughout history, we see witches and magicians linked with grimoires, black books, books of shadows, and other magical codices. Many modern magical primers encourage practitioners to begin their own, but this proves to be difficult for many of us. In this class, we reconsider the purpose of magical record keeping. We discuss strategies for inspiring more writing, consistent record keeping, and creativity in your personal magical books.