Writing Session Essentials – Part 1

1

Comfy desk chair

Take time to find one you really like since your ass is going to be sitting in it for a long time

2

Cup of Joe

Obviously. You’ll need a few of these. Make sure you also drink the same amount of water so you won’t feel run down and strung out… But in the same breath, Stephen King claims to have been so coked up he doesn’t even remember writing Cujo. So go figure.

3

Speedy laser printer

Having one of these will save you the agitation of having to replace your inkjet printer every time it runs out of ink. Why buy cartridges when you can get a whole new machine for the same price?
We use the Brother laser printer HL-L2360DW.
Here’s a great article on printers.

4

Peace & Quiet

Make sure your writing time is free from distractions. Put your cell phones on airplane mode and ask those you live with not to interrupt your writing session. You’ll have to ask this a couple of times before they get it, bothering working writers is a pastime for some.

5

Fuzzy companion

Keep your pets close by so you can glance at them napping or pet them on your lap. Your fuzzy companions are your biggest supporters and having their energy nearby is very soothing. It’s also better than having them claw or scratch at your office door.

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