When’s the last time you bought yourself a writing treat? Not computer writing software or a new mousepad, but something to actually write with—a funky pen, a cool notebook/journal, etc.
*Pirate sword pen--good for writing dastardly tales and pillaging small villages*
Well, guess what? It’s July…
…haven’t you heard of Christmas in July???
Now’s the perfect time to recharge for the rest of the year (or to recharge a friend) by getting back to the basics of writing on actual paper. I know—sounds crazy to some of us, so you can start by making edits of your typed manuscript on hard copy paper.
It’s amazing what you’ll catch when the words are on paper instead of your computer screen. It’s easier to see spacing errors, sentences that need to be switched around, and other things that spellcheck won’t notice.
Below are a few links that will get you started on the search for something that will make free-writing fun and edits/revisions a hoot (okay, so I don’t know that revisions will ever be a “hoot,” but you get the idea):
Writers Bloc: Pens, Notepads, Planners, Highlighters, Glass pens (these look pretty cool), etc.
Geddes School Supplies: Fun gel pens, writing accessories
X-treme Geek: Click here for such wonders as the rocket pen, the space pen, the massage pen, the farting pen, walking robot pencil sharpener, and more.
Pirate Sword Pen: This is a link to the sword pen shown at the top of this post
Don’t forget to check out Mother.Write.Repeat. on Monday, July 25th. Krista V. mentioned that she’ll be starting her next round of An Agent’s Inbox that day, so polish your query letters, pitches, and first 250 words. Click HERE for a contest description.
Have a great weekend!