- Sep 13, 2014
I would LOVE a coffee maker in my writing room. Cause, you know, it's a long walk downstairs to the kitchen. LOL!!I love these! Headphones are particularly apt. And one of my favorite things EVER was when I had an actual full pot of coffee brewer sitting on my desk, next to the computer screen. We were third shift, at that point, and I went through precisely sixteen cups of coffee, every night.
I've heard it spoken of here on the forum, but tend to glaze over, because I haven't dealt with it personally.Headphones and a writing workshop. Definitely. I actually don't drink coffee, so the coffee machine would be wasted on me. Scrivener might be nice - I've heard good things but have never tried it myself.
Similar to remembering the dialogue word-for-word in the earlier section for which you're looking, to reference a detail, and searching for it.I use Scrivener. It's great, except for a few little things, like a piss-poor dictionary (I turn off the spell checker, and do the final edit in Word). It deals beautifully with novel-length files, it has lots of nifty tools for organizing notes, related files, chapters, sections, comments, etc. all together so you don't have to flip between screens/programs/etc. to find things while you're writing. And it makes formatting for submission, self-pub, or whatever a snap.
That's pretty damn good...My perfect gifts for Christmas; a new laptop, a nice teapot, leaf tea, books and more books. Reading leads to the best writing, I think.
Oh and a sample of chocolates, Thorntons is good.
You know, I saw a guy reading this book once, and lost my sh*t. My grandfather was named Robert "Bob" Byrne. His father brought him over from Ireland as a baby and chucked him. So I'm only third-generation US. He still managed to marry the good Irish girl Mary-Alice Curry. Different Bob Byrne, though.Is @Jason Byrne related to this guy?
I have most of them and they are great!
I do like a pencil sharpener. When I get stuck, I often sharpen a pencil to distract myself. Needless to say, I do have lots of below average size pencils.
That was always a 'girl' thing, my middle girl still does it, and she's 16! She looks for the pencil that's the size of a thumb nail.As a child in school, I used to hunt through the pencil box to find the ones that had been whittled away to stubs. They were my favourites