3 writing resources #writebravely

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?

Do share!

***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,

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  • Amrita Basu (Misra)
    6 August 2017 at 2:33 pm

    Notebook and pen are perfect. Then my laptop and tablet too. Interesting that so many of us like writing longhand even now

  • Vinay Leo R.
    6 August 2017 at 4:45 pm

    I used to love writing with pen and paper, but nowadays, the words come better and in flow when I use MS Word. πŸ™‚ But you are right. In the end, the curious mind is the best resource.
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  • Vasantha Vivek
    6 August 2017 at 7:31 pm

    Notebook & book are my favorites too. I love MatrikaS creative women journal as of now. The last one – curious mind is so essential too.
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  • Rajlakshmi
    6 August 2017 at 10:52 pm

    I always keep sticky notes in my bag to jot down ideas. In addition, my good old and simple Note app is a great help too. I use a macbook too, bought when my Dell died, now I totally love it.
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    6 August 2017 at 11:07 pm

    I love reading your posts and so must say that your ideas are creative and terrifc to say the least.
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  • Esha
    6 August 2017 at 11:38 pm

    I am nodding along to all three of them, Sanch! I think when it comes to writing and blogging these are my must-haves. But, as you will see (IF you read my post), my list of resources are many! πŸ˜€
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  • Shilpa Garg
    7 August 2017 at 12:03 am

    It’s phone’s Notes and my Laptop for me. I was a notepad and a pen girl but technology has spoilt me.
    The third resource is a must have for all bloggers. I am forever looking out for pictures, people and places to click and write about!

  • Alice Gerard
    7 August 2017 at 3:36 am

    Hi Sanch! My writing resources are my journal, my date book (sometimes, I will jot things down in there), a tiny notebook that I carry in my purse, and a small sketchbook that I carry where I can draw the things that I may want to write about later. Also, a curious mind helps me as a writer! Thank you for the reminder that some of the best resources are very low tech!

  • Sheethal
    7 August 2017 at 6:16 am

    I always have a book and pen with me. I find it easier to write in a note book rather than a mobile or PC. Then there’s Evernote in my mobile, where there’s lots of numbers, unfinished drafts and all.
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  • Shalini
    7 August 2017 at 4:33 pm

    Yes, a notebook and pen for sure. I have Jotterpad app on my phone which is my go-to when it comes to jotting down ideas or even to-do lists. I cannot live without my laptop as well. πŸ™‚
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  • Ishieta@Isheeria's
    8 August 2017 at 7:36 pm

    great resources. between by diary & phone notes & evernote & MS word .. .I am sorted. Its the resource of time which i am currently struggling with πŸ™‚
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