For the varied professions, there are just a many tools. For writers? These things are as simple as pen and paper. For others, it includes these magical rectangles that harness all the power of the world with light and screen. Just like carpenters need wood and nails; baseball players need a good glove; writers need pens.
We always need the tools of our trade, our craft at our ready disposal. This way when inspiration strikes, we claim space. We make space. Everywhere is an office! Everywhere is a space we can work! The best thing about being a writer is that there is no uniform for it!
I can write a concept for a WIP when I’m waiting for a meal. I can jot down a word that I have been rolling around at work. I am able to stockpile these things in my purses, work bags and desks. I never want to be unprepared for inspiration.
It is the words of my Mother Oracle, Toni Morrison, that I leave with you in this regard.
“If you surrender to the air, you can ride it.”