I’m sentimental about many things, but not writing tools. Instead, I look for frictionless tools that ease the process, not complicate it.
Part 6 of “Everybody Writes” is stuffed full of a bajillion tools that can help a content creator be more efficient, but which are my favorites?
Here they are, in the order I use them:
1. Moleskine, Field Notes
I don’t keep a journal, because I don’t have the patience or discipline or interest to write only for myself. I do use these tools to record minutiae, ephemera and thoughts and observations I might be able to use somewhere, somehow, someday.
The pages of my Moleskine notebook and pocket-size Field Notes read like one long, weird list of things I might source from a Content Store, if such thing as a Content Store existed: blog post ideas, projects, things I read that I think are cool, words I want to look up later.