My reading list grows exponentially. Everytime I read a book, it'll mention three other books I feel I have to read. It's like a particularly relentless series of pop-up ads.
-A.J. Jacobs

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Writer Must-Have #2

I was sitting, staring at my computer screen wondering what in the world I could possibly write about when it hit me! (This doesn't happen often, so stand back, it could be the sign of the apocalypse, a zombie one at that).

So getting back to the scenario, this is basically how it went. I toned it down a bit. And yes, I do realize this is a conversation between me and me. Do you not talk to yourself? Okay, that's what I thought...

DitzyTiff: *taps finger on chin* What could we blog about...hmmm...

BrilliantTiff: *raises pointed finger in air* I know, we could turn this week's blog into daily posts about we can't live without when it comes to writing.

DitzyTiff: *scratches head* I don't get it.

BrilliantTiff: *slaps DitzyTiff across the face* What do you not get, idiot? Yesterday we posted about the awesomeness of Today we post about another Writer Must-Have, and then we continue for the rest of the week. Gah.

DitzyTiff: OMG! That's like, super genius! I totally get it now. Like how you always need your blanket from when you were a baby wrapped around your...

BrilliantTiff: *clamps DitzyTiff's mouth* What? What are you talking about? Shut up. *turns to the waiting audience apologetically* I'm sorry for her. She's a compulsive liar. She's been going to therapy for that.

DitzyTiff: *trying to pry BrilliantTiff's hand off mouth* mbmlblmblbmblalmbm...

BrilliantTiff: Don't mind her. She's also got a few screws loose up there. Anyway, today's EPIC Writer Must Have is STONE PAPER!

Yes, you read that correctly. There is such thing as paper out there, made from stone. And the paper is so freaking crazy/awesome because it's soft and sort of feels like it's damp in a way, and when you write on it, it is so stinkin' smooth, it's unreal. 

Basically I can't explain it to you, but if I could marry my stone paper, I just might.  You must run out and get you some stone paper TODAY. (Neither of the Tiffany's are receiving any royalties for shamelessly promoting this product, but if you do choose to go out and buy it today, you should go to Walgreen's. That's where I got mine.)

See? Isn't it pretty!! Okay,so it may not be visually appealing, but holy mother of bats it has a kinesthetic appeal. Because. It. Writes. So. Dang. Smooth.

What do you use to take your writing notes in? I guaranty you might change that answer once you try out the-rock-paper-of-awesome. :)

8 brilliant remarks:

MeganRebekah said...

I've never heard of these, but I definitely want to try it. I love smooth writing. My favorite pen is a fountain pen that just flows so easily I barely have to move my hand.

Thanks for the tip!

Summer said...

Stone paper! I must find it!I already do all my writing ideas in a sketch pad because of the paper weight; maybe this could save my poor sketchpad.

Jennifer Shirk said...

Cool! I never heard of stone paper, but will look for it. Right now I use a Mead notebook. :)

ElegantSnobbery said...

BrilliantTiff: *slaps DitzyTiff across the face* What do you not get, idiot?


HAHAHAHA! Poor DitzyTiff.

Also, I have never tried that paper, but I LIVE for handwriting my stories so I NEED some right now.

Tina Lynn said...

Forget the paper. Where can I get a brilliant Tina?

Jemi Fraser said...

Wow - sounds like a must have! We don't have Walgreens in Canada, but I'll check around for it :)

Tiffany Neal said...

Yes, you should all get your hands on stone paper.

But to get a brilliant version of yourself, you have to sell yourself to the devil. Are you up for that, Tina?

Lola Sharp said...

I'm a pen and paper freak...and I have more notebooks than anyone in the known universe...and I've NEVER heard of this paper!
I'm so excited to go fetch some! Thank you. :)

Oh, I'm new here. *waves* I came via my friend Anne's blog (Piedmont). Nice to meet you.