You are ready to enter into your next writing session, but find yourself continuously getting up to grab something else. Say no more!

Here is my list of 7 things to have when you sit down to write.

  1. A comfortable place to sit. If you can’t sit still, you won’t be able to focus.
  2. A computer. (This is optional. If you write by hand, ignore this one.)
  3. Paper. Every writer needs something write on, even if it’s only for notes!
  4. A pen or pencil
  5. Light. (Sorry, haven’t figured out how to see in the dark yet.)
  6. Something to drink.
  7. An open mind. Don’t let your inner-critic keep you from writing.

(I also have a flash drive with me that I use to store all my work.)

NOTE:

If you don’t write on your phone, put it away! Unless you ABSOLUTELY need it, don’t have it in sight, turn off your notifications! This is the one thing I suggest NOT having with you when you write. It can cause too much of a distraction.

What else do you need to have when you sit to write?

-R.E. Klinzing

2 comments

  1. love it, thanks for the advice!
    i like the part about the “inner-critic” hindering you from writing. that’s a problem i struggle with all the time.

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