Things Writers/Readers Need on Hand at All Times

From personal experience, I would say that this is pretty accurate. And I’m as much of a writer and a bookworm as you can find. So, here we are: Things we all need on hand, all the time. Do try not to fall asleep.

1. Pencil

That, or a pen, marker, etc. Literally anything that can be used to write with, although a pencil or pen is easier than using a marker or a crayon. I think you understand what I mean.

When I write, I write everywhere. At home. School. Restaurants. Appointments. Other houses, on a bus, you name it. Obviously, I’m going to need something to write with, leading to the conclusion that-guess what-I’m gonna need a pencil.

I get that there are people who prefer to digitally write their books, whether on a laptop, a tablet, a phone, or some other form of technology. Obviously I don’t write on paper to make this blog. However, writing isn’t exactly the only thing I use a pencil for.

I’m not sure if I’m the only person that this works for, maybe I’m not, or maybe I’m just weird. Anyways, when I’m nervous in any situation it helps me to have a pencil in my hand. For reasons not quite clear for me holding a pencil calms me down. It’s probably because writing is how I unwind or something like that, but I’m not about to delve into my own psychology.

Just trust me; pencils are good things to have.

2. Paper

With pencils you need paper. I don’t know what else you want me to say.

3. YOU NEED A NEARBY BOOKSTORE

No one is going to disagree with me on this, right? If you love books, you need a bookstore. Sure, you can order books online, but there’s nothing like walking into the store, smelling the scent of the paper pages, and buying your very own solid copy…

Okay then. Um. Bookstores are great, alright? I shop for books the same way some teens shop for clothes. If I didn’t have a bookstore (or library) close to where I live I swear I’d go insane.

It doesn’t matter which one you have, I know there’s a bunch of different bookstores out there, they’re all usually amazing and one of my favourite places in the world. I could spend hours in a bookstore without even buying anything.

4. Bookmark

Naturally. Whether it’s your traditional bookmark, a piece of paper, or some random scrap of cardboard, it’s good to have a marking place in the book you’re either reading or writing.

Unless you enjoy trying to memorize the page you’re at and attempting to flip through the book and find it the next time. I know I don’t.

(Note: You need to keep a close eye on your bookmark, too. They always go missing over the course of time you’re reading.)

5. A Book

Well…Duh. This should be a given. If you like to read books, you’re going to have books. If you’re anything like me, you bring books pretty much everywhere when you have the chance.

6. Another Book

I’m just saying, you never know when you’re going to need a backup.

I mean, if you finish the first one, what do you do? You don’t have anything else to read. If I’m going on a trip or if I think I’m going to finish reading the book I’m on at any point in the day, I bring a second book around with me. Just in case.

The extra weight is often worth it, truthfully.

And Finally, 7. A Gift Card or a Library Card

In the situation that you come across one of the aforementioned libraries and/or bookstores.