- A pen and notebook
- For jotting out-of-the-blue ideas, family trees, character studies, etc.
- Recording your ideas on a hard drive is very important for looking professional to publishers
- A pen tucked behind your ear; intelligent-looking glasses (real or fake); everyday wear, like that t-shirt you own with the kitten that says "Hang in there, baby" and your favorite sweatpants, somewhat-untidy hair, etc.
- That scrunched-up facial expression and intense stare when you're rapidly typing a character interaction into your laptop and that overly-happy expression when you figure something that is amazing that applies to your novel
- Whether it's plain coffee, coffee with cream, a macchiato, a cappuccino, or that really complicated drink you ordered from Starbucks, good ideas don't come easily when you're just starting in the morning and/or when you're writing in the dead of night
- You need concentration, not a common place where noises are barging into your Creative Zone, unless you need that kind of thing to work effectively
- This is where you can share your writing to people who know what you're going through as a writer and can helpfully contribute suggestions to make your work of art great. Plus, you may find your fellow nerd herd, depending on what you're interested in
- Self-explanatory. Never stop loving what you create with writing, and certainly never stop practicing your craft. I get it if you need a break because you can't think of anything, but you should have moments of inspiration to get you back into the swing of things
Have a nice day, and never stop creating!