Wednesday, May 18, 2011
6 things every writer should have in their car
For various reasons, many of us spend a large amount of time in the car. Road trips, commutes, soccer practice drop-offs, all sorts of things. So here are some things it might behoove us writers to keep in our cars:
-Notebook. You should have this with you wherever you are.
-Audiobook. Keep a couple in the car for those times when you'll be in there for a while.
-Cigarette lighter adapter for your laptop. For those times when your stuck in the car for a while and someone else is driving. Then you don't have to worry about your laptop battery running out.
-Business cards/bookmarks. Make a goal to give out five a day. I've even heard of people sticking them inside books at the bookstore.
-Copy of your portfolio/book. Letting someone hold in their hands a book with your name on it has a much bigger impact then just saying your a writer. Keep copies of your book with you to sell, market, or occasionally give away. And keep copies of your short work too, poetry and short stories. You never know when you'll meet a magazine editor or publisher who wants to take a look at it.
-Bumper sticker of your book. Ok, so this technically goes on your car, but you may as well use your vehicle as a marketing device.
Hope this helps. What other things do you writers keep in your car as a useful tool?