One of the things I think every good writer (or at least all those that enjoy writing on a regular basis) needs, is a first aid kit.
I know what you’re thinking – are you really going to need burn cream for that hot coffee that just splashed out of your mug, or are you going to really need a bandaid for your fingertips from all that typing? No, not that kind of first aid kit.
Writer’s need a first aid kit handy to make life just a bit more bearable during those long writing sessions and to help when you need it.
What do you need?
Chocolate or Candy or Gum – Whatever your pleasure, gather up some of these and you’ll be set for awhile.
Magic 8-Ball – Try asking it a question when you’re stuck on something. Use the answer to go ahead with a plot idea or nix it.
Stress Ball – So you can get those frustrations out or at least be doing something with your hands while you are thinking.
Dice – You need a 12 sided dice, a 30 sided dice (these will help you choose dates) and if you go with a 100 sided dice you could potentially pick out ages using that.
Phone book – Great for picking out names.
Dictionary – You’ll always know how to spell something and you can get exact definitions.
Thesaurus – My favorite tool, and quite helpful when you want to expand your word usage.
Sharpened Pencils, Notepads, Sticky Notes – Great for jotting notes, ideas or whatever when you are writing. Also great to make To Do Lists for later when you have finished a writing session.
A Sweater – In case you get cold and you don’t want to interrupt your train of thought or writing streak by getting up.
Water Bottle or Large Container or Thermos – Great for holding a long term beverage to keep it hot or cold and more of it.
Writing Books – If you are one of the writers who need to be able to look up information at a moments notice, you might wish to keep your favorite writing books nearby.
So what would you add?