I Can’t Do Without My….

….orange La Croix, scanner and printer.

Every writer has some items that they feel they need by their side while writing. I skipped the obvious, my laptop, becuase, well….it’s obvious. What is less obvious is what helps define my writing patterns and style. I am a beverage freak, so the La Croix responds to that need. I am also a minimalist when it comes to requirements. My scanner is a frequently used tool, and my printer helps save my eyes–I print things out to edit them to get off the computer for a while (note–using “draft” quality and black and white saves ink).

I know writers that need a vast assortment of goodies and “stuff” around them to feel inspired. I kind of wish I were one of them sometimes….it seem so….writerly! So how about it writers? What are those items that you “can’t do without”? Post them here and let’s have a look at what’s out there!

2 thoughts on “I Can’t Do Without My….”

  1. I need cigarettes, some sort off text editor (or writing utensil accompanied by some sort of parchment), and some music. I, too, am a minimalist. Anything additional to those three, prime requirements are simply just luxuries that may or may not improve my ability to write (i.e. scotch or vodka, cannabis, porn, et cetera.)

  2. Music and caffeine are my basic requirements…but it helps to have some food going first thing in the morning, otherwise my synapses don’t want to fire.

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