What is in your writer’s tool box? You do have one, right?
You don’t literally have to have a tool or tackle box for this, but then again you always could. It depends on if you write full time while on the go, or maybe you write only at home or at a desk or you rent studio space (or maybe you simply utilize a table at your favorite coffee or dining spot.)
It’s probably good if you have a routine of sorts when writing, so that you know exactly what you need to do so. Also, a certain time of day or days when you plan to write would also help.
Here is the ideal writing tools I’d have (or have) when writing at home or on the road:
1) flat surface like a desk
2) pen and paper
4) small note book
5) scrap paper
6) self-stick notes
8) laptop, smart phone
10) paper clips, envelopes, stamps
11) stapler, stapler remover, staples
12) self-address stamp with ink
14) blue light glasses
15) back scratcher
That’s pretty much it! Of course you can see I use a mixture of off computer means to write as well as on computer. I prefer to submit by email or online these days but some places still prefer mail. To me, being a writer means you need to be versatile in your work, and of course to always be prepared to get that idea down by any means possible so you don’t forget it!