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Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Writing Tools


If you haven't checked out Poets & Writers yet, you might enjoy a stroll through the publication's Tool for Writers section. Good stuff there.

What's the best thing in your writer's toolbox?

17 comments:

Scott said...

Me!

Sorry, you asked, and it's early, and I'm feeling a bit snarky today (don't go there, Angie!). : )

I'll check this out. Thanks for the link. Have a great day.

S

The Writer said...

A lot of self-help books, and very helpful critique and writing partners. Also, my husband. When I'm stuck I can count on him to get me going again with ideas.

Analisa said...

Prayer. It calms me when doubts come and while sitting still the ideas come.

Michelle H. said...

The ability to laugh at my own mistakes.

Scobberlotcher said...

Thanks for the link. There was a lot of cool stuff to be read there.

The best thing in my writer's tool box? The first thing that comes to mind is reading. Reading good books always inspires me to write.

Angie Ledbetter said...

LOL Scott. I'd have been disappointed if your comment held no snarkage. :P

The Writer - So nice to have a creative & supportive spouse. Makes the journey smoother.

Analisa - Prayer is the best centering helper I know of!

Not surprising, one of my favs too, Michelle. :)

Scobberlotcher - So THAT'S the secret to your wonderful writing and novel! Thanks for sharing.

Carrie Wilson Link said...

That tool box would make a great thing to eat food out of!

Lynnette Labelle said...

My critique group and the courses I've taken are the best tools in my box.

Lynnette Labelle
http://lynnettelabelle.blogspot.com

Deb Shucka said...

Those certain select writer friends willing to read my work and give honest, kind feedback.

Donna M. Kohlstrom said...

Hard to pick just one. Prayer, husband, writing books and magazines. And other writers like you!

DebraLSchubert said...

Stephen King's "On Writing." Hands down.

Kathryn Magendie said...

Hmmm....my laptop is a life saver!

other than that, just the ability to sit my ass down and do the job *laugh*

love ya friend -miss you!

Terri Tiffany said...

People like you who are so helpful!:)

Angie Ledbetter said...

Carrie - It would make a sturdy picnic basket. :)

You're so right about the importance of a good and trusted writing/crit group or partner, Lynnette & Deb!

Donna - You got a full toolbox, friend. :D

Most excellent book, Schube. (I sent you a recommendation for another.)

Kathryn - What'd we do without our "craptops?" Love & miss ya bunches.

Aww, Terri, thanks. So important to have our writing tribe, isn't it?

Elizabeth Bradley said...

My Mac laptop, and my friend Steffie, the editor.

Amie said...

I'm echoing several other people's thoughts here, but for me the most important thing is the occasional person to bounce an idea off of. They're hard to cram in the toolbox (har har), but it's nice not to work in a vacuum all the time.

♥ Braja said...

Sorry, I'm with Scott: me!! Well, hell, it ain't mine if I ain't there....

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