Monday, November 5, 2012

What's In Your Writer Survival Kit? WSG 29

Writer's Survival Guide 29: What's in Your Survival Kit?

As a writer, I have a lot of tricks to keep me writing. My laptop, chocolate, cute pens, my idea journal, my ginormous thesaurus--and coffee! So naturally, I'm curious about your tricks.

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Tell me, what are the essentials in YOUR writer's  survival kit?

Have an awesome Monday!

30 comments:

  1. Diet Dr. Pepper. Computer. Writing Craft books. My writing friends. Chocolate. Running shoes (I get a lot of my ideas when I run). Notebook in my purse. :D

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    1. Ooo, I love Diet Dr. Pepper! That's so awesome you run. I work out a lot of problems when I walk or jog outside. You're onto something!!

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  2. Headphones and Pandora. Maybe a few pieces of chocolate. And coffee.

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    1. Cool, Susan! I don't listen to anything while I write, but I love having standards or classical jazz on while I cook. I need to get music out more often. :)

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    2. Oh! What is it about cooking and jazz that just seem to go together? I'm all about my Ella Fitzgerald station when I'm in the kitchen.

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  3. Julie J is talking about tricks today too. :-) I like chocolate and a glass of water. :-) Silence helps too. LOL

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    1. Silence is a huge trick to pull off! Water works for me too. It even perks me up when I'm tired. :)

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  4. Alpha Smart, Laptop, outline and character file, pencils, sticky notes. And SILENCE too. LOL

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    1. I've looked into the Alpha Smarts, and they just seem smart. So portable! And without all the distractions...

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  5. chocolate, hot chocolate or coke, depending on where I'm writing and the temp outside, my laptop, my brain, a babysitter for my kids, and a STELLAR idea that makes my stomach jitter at the thought of being able to put it down on paper!

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    1. The chocolate and Coke are always key! The stellar idea--I wish I could package that and buy it in a store! :)

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  6. Coffee, Diet Coke with Lime and on my good days, a glass of water. That way I've got all my beverage choices and never have to leave my desk. Hehehe...

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    1. Mmmm, I like the way you think! Smart!!

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  7. I blogged about the same thing today. My latest trick is to use a stopwatch to track how much time I'm actually writing. I also need eyedrops (because I write early in the morning), coffee, and my warmest blanket.

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    1. We're sharing a brain today, Julie! I love the idea of having a stopwatch. Cool!!

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  8. Laptop, research books, coffee shop. :)

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    1. Check, check, and double check. Yep, you're good to go!

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  9. I cannot write without iced tea. It is my fuel. :) Hope your writing is going well, Jill!

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    1. I hear you, Kathy! Coffee is MY fuel! :) Thanks!!

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  10. Definitely music for me, I use my iPod a lot. Music actually helps me focus. (Odd I know...) lol

    I also have to have plenty of pens, a notebook, research notebook, candy...

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    1. I know quite a few people who write with music. I think it's cool!

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  11. Tea. That's about it...okay, maybe some cookies and chocolate...I had to switch to dark which is not nearly as fun, in my opinion. :)

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    1. Cookies and chocolate are always welcome in my writing kit!

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  12. I used to use a notebook. Now I use the computer mostly. I like to have a few dictionaries handy. I need a pen and scratch paper for notes, tissue, highlighters (in case I make a great point, ha ha.) That's about it. I keep it pretty simple.

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    1. I'm with you, Nancy. Longhand and I do not mix. I love my computer!

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