Hi! I wanted to show you 5 odd items that I need to write 😝
1. This Hourglass
I keep this hourglass on my desk. I’ve always loved them, since I was young.
Because I don’t really have a concept of time, I need this little guy to keep track of time for me.
It’s 30 minutes long, so two flips gives me a good chunk of uninterrupted writing time.
My goal is to sit and do at least 30 minutes of writing daily. Writing daily can be tough with school, but 30 minutes is an achievable goal.
And once I start, I usually do 60 😊
2. Sharpie Pens & Cheap Notebooks
There’s nothing wrong with typing, except on the times when I don’t want to censor myself.
Sometimes what I need to come out of a writer’s block or to tease out a scene is to write non-stop.
While I can type pretty dang fast, I can also hit that backspace key pretty dang fast, too.
To avoid deleting any hidden gems or going too slow because I’m censoring myself, I simply grab one of these super-glidy Sharpies and go to town on a cheap notebook! ✍️
3. Lots and Lots of USBs
I like to save my drafts as I go, and not on top of each other.
With any given story I will have Title Rough Draft 1, Title Rough Draft 2, Title Rough Draft 3… and on it goes.
I just love to explore stories by going off on tangents, writing too many scenes, or simply word-vomiting onto the Word document.
This way, if I go down a path I don’t particularly like, I can revert to an older draft. Simple! 📝
4. This Piece of Paper With Senses on It…
Is writing setting your strongest skill? Then I am jealous of you.
As a new writer, I struggle with how much to share about any given setting.
This little piece of paper always reminds me that setting doesn’t have to be boring. It doesn’t have to be “this is what the place looks like.”
It reminds me to add dimension~ colors, sounds, smells, sensations… It’s really a great little tool for bringing setting to life 🌺
5. My Headphones, Even Though I Don’t Listen to Music
This one is a must when out in public.
It’s a bit of a lie, really, but a harmless one 😇 When you want to be left alone, there’s nothing that signals DO NOT DISTURB the way that headphones do.
People are more likely to leave you alone so that you can write.
And hey, you can always put on the music or just enjoy the way the headphones lower the noise around you 🎧
Got anything weird you need to write?
Let me know in the comments 😀
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