A few of us recently shared our favorite personal care items. Today, I thought I’d share a few favorite tools that make my writing life easier. Perhaps you’ll find some ideas here for yourself, or a gift for a writer-friend. (Click on headings for links.)
My favorite editing pen. These smooth-flowing purple pens ease the pain of editing. I used to buy them by the box-full, until I discovered you could buy refills on Amazon. You’re welcome, planet.
I love tabbies! I go through a LOT of them, both in marking important passages in research books, and pages to come back to when I’m reviewing galleys. I keep several packages of these on hand.
One of the most tedious tasks of the editing process (for me) is inputting my corrections after reading a hard copy of early draft(s). This copy holder is the best I’ve found: curved to keep a stack of paper in place, with an adjustable, see-through line guide that keeps my place and slightly magnifies text.
A must for long writing sessions! I replaced my old warmer with this larger one (3.75 inches), which keeps even my big Jane Austen mug warm.
Wellgate Wrist supports (Right and Left)
I don’t know about you, but my wrists ache after hours on the keyboard. These supports help a great deal, and this particular brand is less bulky and more feminine than those big black jobbies.
Though shown here holding a laptop (which I do on occasion), I more often use my lap desk for sitting and reading/editing hard copies of manuscripts or galleys. This one has a pull out mouse/cell phone tray. It has a USB light, too, so I’ve even taken it on car trips so I can edit on long, nighttime drives.
Received these for Christmas from hubby. Perfect for deadline time or anytime! 🙂
Use any of these? Anything to add to this list?