The most important things to carry with me as a writer all the time

The most important things to carry all the time as a writer are a pen and notebook, a good book, and/or a cell phone. I usually carry all three in my handbag.

It’s obvious that as a writer, a pen and a notebook are a must to carry with you. Anytime an idea pops into your head, that has to get captured by writing it down in a notebook. I have tiny notebooks that I carry in my purse.

A good book
Whatever your favorite genre — whether it’s a good memoir, mystery, romance, or a self-help book — it’s ideal to have a good book on hand. You can defer boredom wherever you are, from waiting in a doctor’s office to whiling away the time at a party or some other social gathering.

Cell phone
Then there is the all-in-one cell phone in which everything can be done on it. It’s what everybody obviously has (not surprisingly) and therefore is a ubiquitous item. You can write on the device using a notepad app such as UpWord (which is what I use), an organizing app like Evernote, or an app specifically for writing such as Wattpad, Inkitt, and Writco. You can carry an entire library on your cell phone in the form of Kindle and Hoopla.

Teresa Sargeant is an award-winning journalist and author. She released her first collection of short stories “Inner Demons” in October 2020. She is the author of the short story ebooks “Eve the First,” “For My Sister,” and “Sammy’s Butterflies” “A Symphony of Silence” is her second poetry collection. Her latest short story “Healing” is published on Short Fiction Break.