On Monday I talked about my fantasy writers' kit - the items I would like to pop into my patterned box to set me up for hours in front of the computer.
Today, I want to talk about another kind of writers' kit. DL Hammons posted last week on the A-Z Challenge about the survival kit every blogger needs to get through April. He included items like brevity and the ability to use the scheduling feature on your blog client - not physical items, but as any survivor from last April will tell you, certainly very important.
So what metaphorical items should be in every writer's kit? My suggestions are:
A bad-writing detector (this feature should have a time delay so that it doesn't activate at first-draft stage)
A crew of beta readers (just speaking for my own crew, they would get abit upset if I stuffed them into my patterned box)
A thick skin, for possible rejections
What do you guys think? What qualities does a writer need?