Writers never know when inspiration is going to hit. It’s really one of the most frustrating things because you feel the tremendous force of all the things inside you that are waiting to be said, sung, put to poetry, put to lyrics, or realized in some sort of literary sense. There is so much power in the written word because so many people lock themselves up tight and are unable to express their emotions.
When they hear a song, read a line of poetry, watch a movie, read a book, watch a play, or hear somebody say what it is they’ve been feeling, there is a moment of pure freedom that is experienced. Writers are essential to unlocking the hearts of people.
If you’re a writer and you’re always looking for ways to embrace inspiration, beat writer’s block, or simply be able to write and make money, here are some must-have gadgets for every writer on the go:
Since life requires that you move from place to place to get things done, it’s only natural that you would be on a bus, working out at the gym, at the grocery store, or sitting at your desk at work when inspiration hits and you know that you have to write in that moment or that revelation sent straight from heaven will disappear forever.
Because you can never tell where you’re going to be, get yourself a Bluetooth keyboard to carry around so that when those moments of focus, clarity, and inspiration hit, you can knock out that blog, finish that chapter, or write that news story that was due a week ago.
Though technically for songwriters and composers, it can be such a drag to work composing and arranging music when all you have is staff paper and a pen. Of course, if you have a pencil handy, this isn’t as bad, but if you have penmanship, and the ideas are coming faster than you can notate them, you’ll want to get the latest in notating technology instantly. All you have to do is draw it on your phone or tablet and it will convert instantly to a usable, readable piece of sheet music.
An Online Dictionary/Thesaurus
You know when you read things and you think about the language used and how the words don’t seem like words normal people would know, let alone use on the daily? Well, unless the person superfluously smart, chances are good that they’re using an online dictionary/thesaurus to switch out their average, run-of-the-mill, normal people words with words that make them seem like they’re higher up on the education ladder.
If you want your writing to come off the same, or you simply would like to stop using the same adjective, get a synonym app, or just download a mobile dictionary/thesaurus onto your phone. Your writing will improve greatly thanks to it.