I know it’s not Friday, but I have decided to participate in a blog hop. So: without further ado:
The question is: What writing tools do I use? Well, duh, it goes without saying, I use a laptop as my number one writing tool. But I am also a bit old school so I use a pen and notebook also. I really think it helps with creativity to write things freehand, but as a modern girl, I am learning to just type off the top of my head right on the keyboard.
I also like to use a dictionary/thesaurus–but a lot of times, I use online resources for that as well.
Because I also write articles, I research via the internet, but also books that I have in my massive library, (at least when I can find them).
One of the most important writing tools I use is encouragement from other writers, and hence, this blog hop. One of the biggest supports I have is reading and commenting on Melinda Moore’s Enchanted Spark writing blog. She also has a writing contest, but I get the most benefit just listening to her wisdom and chatting with other writers. Especially helpful is her Spark Tally Friday, where we encourage each other with how many words we wrote for the week.
Try it sometime, yourself. This has been an amazing writing week for me if I count Saturday as this week because I sold two stories. Just keeping optimism going is a writing tool. Hope others out there are keeping upbeat about their writing, too.
Thought for the Day: Whatever writing tools you use, keep the words flowing.