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7 Things Every Writer Needs to Own (2022)

Being a writer is a pretty fun job. You get to let your thoughts and feelings out on paper (or computer screen), and people actually pay you for it! Additionally, many writers enjoy the flexibility of working from home and the opportunity to set their own hours. But, like any other job, there are some things that every writer needs to write well. Here are 7 of them: 

A good pen or pencil

It may seem like a no-brainer, but having a good pen or pencil is essential for writing. You want something comfortable to hold and won’t smudge your writing. It may seem self-evident that you’ll need a pen or pencil to write, but having a good one is essential. A pen not comfortable enough can ruin your writing experience and make it difficult to get your ideas down on paper. A good pen or pencil, on the other hand, will make writing a joy.

What makes a good pen or pencil?

There are many factors to consider. It should have smooth ink flow, so your writing looks neat and professional. The lead in a good pencil should be sharp and sturdy, so it doesn’t break easily. The tip should be big enough to write with. 

A good pen doesn’t need awesome features like a retractable tip, ink refill, or even a converter for use with your favorite fountain pens (even though they feel good to have). A good pencil or pen just needs to do one job perfectly: writing without making smudges on your fingers. (If you’re lefty, you might feel me.) 

Paper or a laptop

Even if you’re an electronic writer, you still need some sort of physical document. Whether looseleaf paper, a spiral notebook or your computer screen, make sure you have something to write on! 

When most people think of writing, they think of typing on a computer. And while that’s certainly an option, this isn’t the only one. There are plenty of reasons to keep a pen and paper around, even if you’re a diehard electronic writer.

For one thing, computers can crash. Paper doesn’t have that problem. If you’re working on a collaborative project, it’s much easier to share electronic documents than paper ones. But, sometimes you just can’t take your laptop with you, like on a long flight or during a nature hike. Having something to write on can be handy or portable in those cases. 

 

Let your light shine

Why is writing on a notepad better than typing?

If you’re anything like me, you enjoy the feel of a pen on paper. There’s something about taking notes by hand that seems more productive than typing them into a computer. I used to think this was just a personal preference, but there are some very real benefits to taking notes by hand rather than on a laptop.

Handwriting allows you to be more creative and expressive, which can help you better remember your notes. Studies show that handwriting is better for learning and retaining information. When taking notes by hand, you’re forced to process the information more deliberately, making it stick in your memory longer.

You can check out “The Benefits of Handwriting vs. Typing” for more information!

Good lighting

You’re going to sit down and write every day, so you must ensure that you have good lighting at home. It would help if you took care that you may not stress your eyes too much. 

Most people would agree that good lighting is important for any activity, from reading to writing. Many people might say that good lighting is essential for these activities. There are a few things to consider when creating the best lighting situation for your needs. 

  1. The type of light you need. 

You will need bright light if you are trying to read or write. If you want to relax, softer light may be more appropriate. 

  1. The placement of the light source. 

You want the light to be shining directly on what you are working on, whether a book or a computer screen. If the light is too far away, it will not be as effective in illuminating what you are doing. 

  1. Your surroundings. 

The light you need will differ depending on the time of day and where you are. You may want several lights pointed at various areas if you have a large area to cover.

How to Prevent Eye Strain From Screen Time? 

Maintaining your eyes when you work and write constantly is important to keep them healthy. One way to do this is to take a break every 20 minutes and look away from the screen. You can also blink often to keep your eyes moist. It’s also important to adjust the screen brightness, so it’s not too bright or too dark. If you’re working with a laptop, taking care of your eyes is especially important.

You may want to invest in a pair of reading glasses that fits your face and the way you work. And let me tell you why. When working on a computer or using other electronic devices, you look at a screen that is usually closer than a book. This means that you are using your eyes differently from reading a book. You may also be holding the device closer to your face than normal, further affecting how you see. It is important to have reading glasses that fit your individual needs. And let’s agree that glasses make you look like a serious, intelligent writer (just kidding).  

A Quiet Place 

Some people may think that all a writer needs are a good imagination. However, concentration is just as important, if not more so. It’s a given that you need to be able to control your thoughts and focus on writing well. 

It’s especially true when writing essays or papers for school. But it’s also important when writing fiction or articles. The more you can focus on your writing, the better your work will be. 

You can never stop thinking, but you can choose what to focus on!

How to control your thoughts?

The best way to control your thoughts is to write a lot. Try to spend an hour writing every day. And don’t write in the middle of the night or while watching television. 

Thoughts control everything we do, say, and feel. Learning how to control your thoughts can be the key to a better life. Here are four tips to get you started: 

  1. Be aware of your thoughts.
  2. Write down your thoughts.
  3. Challenge your thoughts.
  4. Replace negative thoughts with positive ones. 
Never feel guilty about taking frequent breaks

An Ergonomic Chair

Ergonomic chairs give you complete freedom of movement, allowing you to sit up, recline, lean forward, and even slouch if necessary. A chair supporting your back is essential when sitting for long periods. A good chair will have lumbar support, adjustable height and armrests, and a comfortable seat. When shopping for a chair, please test it out and ensure it is comfortable. An ergonomic chair can help to improve your posture and prevent back pain. 

Coffee makes everything better

How frequently should we take breaks?

Whether you’re at work, school, or home, there’s a good chance you’re sitting down for most of the day. While sitting has become increasingly popular over the years, it’s important to know that it’s not good for your health. Research has shown that sitting for too long can harm your health. So, how often should you get up from a chair after work to rest?

Experts recommend getting up and moving around every 30 minutes. It will help improve your blood circulation and reduce the risk of developing health problems such as obesity, heart disease, and diabetes. If you can’t get up and move around every 30 minutes, try to get up at least and walk for a few minutes every hour.  

Reading books can let you imagine which in turn helps you form new thought patterns

Informative books

If you are a writer, keeping informative books with you is important. If you ever get stuck on an idea, you can open up one of these books and get inspired. In addition, if you are ever struggling to come up with the right words, you can look through these books for the perfect phrase or sentence to help get your creative juices flowing. You must be able to write in various styles and forms. Whether you are writing in your diary or on paper, it’s important to switch up your style to keep growing.

Who doesn’t love books?

The importance of books

Books are important in our lives for many reasons. They can teach us new things, help us escape into different worlds, and better understand the world around us. They can also make us laugh and cry; sometimes, they change our thinking. They can be an escape from reality and help readers get lost in a different world. Books can also help us learn more about ourselves. They can teach us to love ourselves better and help us grow as people. If you want to know more about your personality or learn how to love yourself better, read a book about personality, and you might reveal a lot about yourself that you didn’t even know about yourself. 

Paper shredder

Work can include a lot of paperwork, especially if you’re a writer. Shredding documents is safer disposing of this information than scrunching or tearing it. It may not seem important, but it’s worthy if you’re working on a serious note if you have private information;

Best paper shredder type for you?

When shopping for a paper shredder, it is important to consider the type of documents you will be shredding and the number of people using the machine. Some paper shredders are designed for home use, while others are for commercial use.

If you are looking for a heavy-duty paper shredder that can handle large volumes of documents, you may want to consider a cross-cut model. These machines can cut through credit cards, CDs, and other materials. A strip-cut model may be more appropriate if you only need to shred a few pages at a time.

When choosing a paper shredder, read the reviews to find one that is durable and easy to use. 

Conclusion

The list of essentials for a writer is widely debated and can vary from person to person. Since you’ve decided to be a part of the writing community, we hope these above tips help you find clarity. However, some key items are commonly agreed upon. Comment below the essentials you can’t live without as a writer. 

Cheers!

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Khushboo Sangwan

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It was easy when we were kids. Why don’t we dream like a 5 year old anymore? I mean we can, if we let ourselves. Hey I’m khushboo sangwan. My love for writing developed over years. It was about poems, quotes then motivation becoming thoughts. I love to get those ideas on a piece of paper serving on this digital screen. I guarantee you’ll find all that you need to know about growing years with amazing writing tips on the go. Keep on binging to the fresh content! ;-) 

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