My Theme: Tips and Inspirational Quotes for Writers
A writer's friend. Don't leave home without one. You'd be amazed how many great ideas come at you when you least expect it. You could be out shopping, having coffee with friends or you might have a brilliant line that comes to you before you can get the laptop on. I went around for ages without one, never listening to that one small, simple, but useful piece of advice.
Your phone or a recording device could be just as handy but not always convenient.
Some writers believe it is the best way to write their first draft. If you write by hand you can't hit the delete button, that way more ideas are saved and you never know when you might delete a gem and have to keep hitting the pesky Undo button to get it back.