Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Writer's Tool Box

Here's a question for you:

Suppose you were going to put together a Writer's Tool Box--a box containing items that help spark your creativity or enrich your writing--what would you include? (5 objects - not counting notebook and pen... duh)

Here's my list:
  1. My word box (a little box full of slips of papers with words on them)
  2. My image file (a tin filled with images clipped from magazines) or stack of postcards
  3. Kaleidoscope
  4. Dice
  5. Rubber Ducky
Ask me on another day and my list might be different.


  1. 1. Coffee
    2. Postcards
    3. Old love letters
    4. Crayons
    5. Joke Book

  2. This is so funny, I've been thinking about toolboxes too! (Except I was thinking of the more metaphorical kind, like skills and forms.)

    But if I had a real box:

    1) All the music on my iPod that doesn't have lyrics.
    2) All my weird talismans and icons in my office.
    3) My list of sitcom conventions.
    4) My jar of fortune cookie fortunes.
    5) Peter Brooks book *The Empty Space.*