Of course, you want to write. Everyone wants to write. But there’s a difference between wanting to write and actually doing it. There are a thousand excuses why we don’t start writing projects, and a thousand more for why we don’t finish them. More often than not, the easiest way to jump start a writing routine is to indulge one of your writer’s craving for the things that writer’s love most: pens, papers, books….coffee. Here are some of our staff’s best picks for indulging your dangerously creative self.
Of course, this list is going to start with a pen because of course it is. And not just any pen. One of the most sassy writing pens you can get. Made by kate spade new york, the Nom de Plume ball point pen will set you back a cool $36, but it’s worth it. Besides, that won’t like very much at all when you are sitting on top of the New York Times‘ bestseller’s list. (Also, when you get to the number one spot, don’t forget who told you to pick up that lucky pen.)
There is nothing quite like beautiful stationary to get you excited about putting pen to perfect paper, especially if that paper is wonderfully illustrated. Get in the mood to explore the realm of fantasy writing with this lovely stationary set that features all the whimsey of a magical faerie folk, and at just $15, you can travel to the other world without stopping at the ATM along the way.
While there are journals of every shape and size, the Classic Travel Journal from Rouge Journals will make you feel like you have just stolen a magical adventuring book from Biblo Baggins library. Whether you are stealing magical rings from wicked creatures or burgling the treasure hoard of a fearsome dragon, this leather bound journal will make sure that all of your adventures are kept safe there and back again. (Also, for only $50, you will still have enough of that dwarf gold to buy a much bigger hobbit hole.
If you find yourself sitting along in your study, thinking about which suitor (if any) would be most socially acceptable for your polite if eccentric heroine should settle on, then this aptly titled book What Would Jane Do?: Quips and Wisdom from Jane Austen is exactly what you need for your book shelves. “My idea of good company is the company of clever, well-informed people who have a great deal of conversation; that is what I call good company.”
Writing is half inspiration, half coffee. Satisfy both the cravings of your imagination and your body with this mug. Whether it’s coffee, tea, or a delicious mug-brownie, grabbing a cup of inspiration will certainly make the difference between thinking about finishing that last chapter and actually doing it.
For most writers, where they do their writing is just as important as what they’re writing about. Having a comfortable, ‘noise free’ space allows you to focus more on the page and less on the piles of excuses sitting on your desk (and probably also your floor). Removing these distractions with something like this lovely, literary inspired piece will make sure you hit those daily word counts.
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The Central Pen Staff
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