The writer’s bookshelf refers to the handful of books that every writer should have on hand to refer to as and when required.
Computer keyboards aren’t something that many people pay much attention to, but when you’re in the business of writing for extended periods, having a good keyboard can make a big difference, both in terms of productivity, and in terms of your health.
Gadgets for writers are fantastic when they are brand new and can provide the maximum amount of usefulness, but technology progresses rapidly. That means today’s cutting edge device could well be outclassed within a matter of months, and certainly within a year or two. The question of what to do with these old gadgets is one that is worth thinking about. A gadget that is a few years old or lacks the processing power or storage capabilities of the latest devices has not automatically reached the end of its useful life, and many old gadgets can be put to new uses very effectively.
The Apple iPod Touch is a handy little gadget that writers can benefit from in several ways. The iPod Touch is primarily an MP3 player, and comes in 8Gb, 16Gb and 32Gb capacities. What sets the iPod Touch apart from previous iPod MP3 players from Apple is that it has a hi-res touch screen, it can run various games and applications and it can be used to browse the web and send and receive emails thanks to WiFi internet capabilities.
A useful gadget for writers is a PDA or Personal Digital Assistant. I am now looking to upgrade to a new PDA within the next few months and thought it would be a good idea to identify exactly what I need from the new model, because many other writers will probably want similar things.