On a recent school visit a young boy asked me what tools I needed to write. That really made me think. The obvious ones are pen and paper, of course, and my computer but there are lots of other things I use too. Like notebooks, especially pretty, decorated ones. I have a collection of special notebooks, like these:
And I like pretty pens to write in my notebooks:
Although most of the time I think the notebooks are too pretty to write in, and don't want to use up all the ink in my pretty pens so scribble notes down in a plain notebook like this with a biro.
Then there's my reference books like this very battered Roget's Thesaurus.
My ideas file and cuttings.
And my CDs for calm background music while I write.