REMEMBER THESE?… NO MATTER WHAT THEIR MANUFACTURERS LABELED THEM AS (I.E. KLICK-KLACK BALLS, CLACKER BALLS OR JUST PLAIN CLACKERS), WE OFTEN CALLED THEM CRACKER BALLS. THEY WERE HEAVY GLASS BALLS THAT YOU ENDED UP CRACKING YOURSELF ON THE WRISTS OR THE HEAD WITH. OUCH! AND THEY CAME IN HANDY AS BROTHER-BEATERS. 😉 HONESTLY, THEY WERE GREAT STRESS RELIEVERS AND I’VE BEEN THINKING ABOUT GETTING A PAIR FROM EBAY OR AMAZON TO HELP RELIEVE STRESS. I ALSO THOUGHT THEY MIGHT COME IN HANDY AS AN AID TO FOCUS ON MY WRITING…WHEN TOYING WITH IDEAS.
THERE ARE OLDER COMMERCIALS, BUT THIS IS THE EARLIEST COMMERCIAL I CAN RECALL WITH EASE FOR SLINKY. THIS ONE’S FROM THE ’70S
THIS ONE SOME OF MY READERS MAY RECALL AS WELL. THIS ONE’S FROM THE ’60S.
So here’s a game for readers and writers.
What do you (or a writer in general) need in order to write? Maybe it’s something specific that you personally need while writing, or to get you started.
Also, list what might be a general need that all writers have. The “things” don’t even actually have to be an item, maybe it’s a ritual. You don’t have to be a writer to play. My understanding is that readers often wonder about their favorite authors, so here’s your chance to voice your thoughts.
List three(3) things…
Here are just some of the things I personally need/do:
1. I have to gather everything I’ll need so I don’t have to get up…which can cause me to procrastinate. So I grab a drink, a snack, and shut off my cell phone.
2. I have to have pens nearby so that I can thoughtfully tap them to my forehead while thinking.
3. I have to have a notepad to jot down notes.
Leave a comment listing three things some writers might say they can’t write without, or without doing. I’m anxious to see what you all come up with!