Weekly writing check-in: a few of my favorite (writerly) things

When it comes to writing tools, I’m low-tech, perhaps surprisingly so, considering I work for a software company.

I’ve tried various applications, and mind you, I wouldn’t format anything without Vellum these days.

But … when it comes to actually writing?

I love notebooks and pens, in particular:

  • Legal pads
  • Composition notebooks
  • Sugarcane based, spiral-bound notebooks
  • Uni-ball Vision Elite pens in blue/black

Yes, it’s a very specific list, is it not?

I do write in Microsoft Word most of the time, especially when my fingers can’t keep up with my thoughts. But I’ll often write entire flash fiction pieces or start a short story in a notebook instead. Sometimes the story is coming to me in pen speed rather than pixel speed.

So, this week, after peering into February, I started looking at March, along with stories for August and September. Ideally, I’d get all the stories scheduled so I can move onto this other notion I have brewing.

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3 responses to “Weekly writing check-in: a few of my favorite (writerly) things

  1. Low tech is fabulous for writing! I’m in love with my fountain pens.

  2. Oh, fountain pens sound wonderful, although with my (lack of) dexterity and the cat, I suspect it would be a losing proposition for me.

  3. I’ve got three cats, and while I have had one major ink disaster it’s mostly pretty great! I love exploring different inks and pens.

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