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Creative Writing Exercises For Dummies by Maggie Hamand

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Chapter 27

Ten Top Aids for Writers

In This Chapter

arrow Considering helpful equipment

arrow Discovering the best time and place to write

arrow Surrounding yourself with inspiring books

If you’re going to be a writer, equip yourself like one. Unlike for many forms of art and craft, you don’t need much in the way of specialist tools to be a writer. That said, you can really help yourself to take your writing seriously when you put careful thought into choosing practical tools that support you on your creative writing journey.

Getting a Notebook – and Using It!

How many times have you seen or read something and thought it would make a brilliant idea for a story, only to forget the details before you got home? A notebook enables you to jot down thoughts, feelings, images, metaphors, descriptions and outlines – anything that acts as a store of ideas and helps you with what you’re writing. Every writer needs a notebook.

You can, of course, use an electronic device such as a mobile phone or tablet to make notes, but I think that nothing beats a paper notebook that’s small and light enough to carry around with you wherever you go. Whether it’s expensive or cheap, plain or lined, with white or coloured ...

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