A Writer’s Chest of Tools

Word Nerd Day! TOOL is the word!

 

Have you ever wondered what kind of tools a writer might use? 

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It seems obvious that we would use the standard writing tools and dictionary but wait there’s more!

Here are some of my favorite tools.

cup with a cross

There’s no writing to be done if this isn’t filled with Chi Spice Black tea, my favorite brand is STASH.

from the inside out

Using from the Inside…Out: discover, create and publish the novel in you! by Susan May Warren and Rachel Hauck helps me grow my characters from a name to almost real.

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timelife women timelife

Research takes time. When I’m writing about the 1800s, I like to go through my collection The Old West series by Time Life. I love the embossed leather covers.

pink notebook

My favorite notebook–yes, it’s pink, but that isn’t the only reason I love it. It has six pockets to hold all the extra things I find.

postit board

My homemade POST IT board helps me keep me on track.

Read my POST IT post to see how I made it and make your own.

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I use a program named Scrivener to write. It’s a grand program that allows me to move scenes around or look at photos I’m using to describe my character and settings. Sometimes I need the Scrivener for Dummies book to figure out what I’m doing.

grammar

If you’ve read many of my posts you might have noticed I have a comma problem. I write the way I talk so sometimes I go really fast and forget to put in a comma or I drop off

….in thought…

and come back. That’s why this book is good for me.

I’ve shared some of my favorite tools with you. Now it’s your turn. Tell me what you do along with a few of your favorite tools.

 


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