I saw this question somewhere in cyber space and thought it was so cool. It really made me start to think about what I always have around me when I’m writing. So I decided to post the question here on my blog – what do you have in your writer’s kit?
For me… mine looks a little like this:
1. MacBook Air
I LOVE my MacBook. I’ve had it since about 2009 with one upgrade and I just adore it. I don’t think I could ever go back to a PC operating system. In terms of programs, I use Microsoft Word (for Mac) for my actual writing. I tend to get a lot of my initial inspiration from DeviantArt and horde more than a few images on Pinterest
2. Notebook and pens
I’ve heard that quite a few people use Scrivener to keep their plot/research organised but I prefer to have it all right in front of me in a notebook. I tend to always buy the same Spirax notebook and I like to have a few pens in a couple of different colours. I always have it next to me when I write in case I need to refer back.
3. Dictionary and Thesaurus
I got these for my birthday last year and everyone was like, can’t you just look them up online? But it’s not the same, I like having the books physically in front of me! So I now have the Australian Concise Oxford Dictionary, 5th edition, and the Australian Oxford Paperback Thesaurus.
4. Red Bull
Possibly the most important thing 🙂 I have a solid Red Bull addiction and probably drink a can a day, so I had to add it to the list as well.
Depending on what stage I’m at in the writing process, I’ll also have my iPod hovering around. I have a lot of mellow and instrumental playlists so I’ll generally listen to those as I’m brainstorming a new novel.
What’s in your writer’s toolkit?