As someone who loves to write, it is essential to have resources to help make my writing life easier. Writing isn’t my job though. I do have another full time job that takes up a lot of mental energy. So it is sometimes a miracle that I can get my creative juices flowing.
There are 3 writing resources I couldn’t do without:
My notebook and pen
I always have a notebook and pen with me and it’s in my backpack for my day job. This way, even if a thought strikes me, I can write it down and come back to it in my downtime at home where I let the creative juices flow. Sometimes the notebook also acts as a way to get past writer’s block. I can free write, write differently or even just write my way out of the block.
My iPhone and MacBook
I moved over to the ‘dark side’ back in late 2014 when my Windows laptop finally breathed it’s last. I wasn’t a fan of anything post Windows 7 so I decided to try out the Mac. And to be honest, I haven’t looked back. In fact, after I got annoyed with my Google phone in 2015, I switched to an iPhone. I do have a love-hate relationship with Apple. While I love the ease and versatility of it’s products and the ability to sync items from the phone to the laptop without having to really do much, I do get frustrated by how it locks you in for music. But when it comes to writing, it’s brilliant. The times I can’t have my notebook on me, I save ideas, poems or even pictures on to my phone which then syncs with my laptop and when I do have the time, I can write my poem, story or blog post on it. The light weight of the MacBook also means I carry it with me to most places and can then write at my desk or on the couch or sometimes in bed or at a cafe.
A curious mind
In the end, it doesn’t matter if I have the best laptop or the best pen and notebook but I need the ideas. Living life while also thinking and questioning things is a boon. I’ll admit I’ve trained myself pretty much since I started blogging 10 years ago to notice things to write about. I do regret not paying close attention to my life from my younger days as I do reckon it’d make great fodder for stories and posts. In the mean time though, I aim to keep my mind open, be curious about life and experience it while thinking how it would work as an idea.
Have you got any writing resources that help you?
***I am taking part in The Write Tribe Festival of Words #6 Today’s prompt is ‘Share a resource/s you have or use’***
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Until next time,