Tools for Writing

Tools for writing in this context is about analog tools for writing. Sometimes we don’t have easy access to the ‘net. Sometimes we want to write differently, and away from the keyboard.

And I really like well-made pens, pencils and notebooks.


Amazon Basics Classic Notebook – Plain (8.2 x 0.6 x 5 in) A5 size
Available in Plain (unlined), Ruled, or Squared (graph paper). 240 pages of acid-free paper, with an elastic closure, sewn-in bookmark, and small expandable pocket inside back cover. This is a good starter option if you’re considering trying a bullet journal. It’s not expensive, and if you decide bullet journaling isn’t for you, you haven’t invested a lot in a fancy notebook. It’s a great size for a portable always-have-a-notebook option for a writer, too.


Leuchtturm 1917 Medium Size Hardcover A5 Notebook, Dotted Pages (A5)

This is the “standard” Bullet Journal notebook. It has dotted pages, that is, the pages have rows of small dots that are useful for aligning your writing or charts, but aren’t obtrusive. It’s reasonable good quality paper.



Scribbles That Matter Dotted Journal Notebook Diary A5

High quality 100GSM cream-colored paper with a dot grid; fountain-pen friendly, with a wide selection of cover colors.





Uni Kurutoga Mechanical Pencil 0.5 mm

I like writing with pencil, especially drafts, or when I’m working on a chart or diagram. The clever rotating mechanism of the Kuru Toga pencil means that the point is always sharp. It’s easy to refill with 0.5 mm lead; I favor the special Kuru Toga lead, and you can replace the eraser too. I prefer to use a dedicated eraser; my favorite is the Tombow Mono Knock.


Tombow Mono Knock Eraser

This is a refillable eraser; you press the top of the stylus to extrude the eraser. It allows precision control. You can also refill the stylus with new Tombow erasers.





Westcott Stainless Steel 6-Inch Office Ruler with Non Slip Cork Base

BaronFig: $10.00 off super notebooks and planners in several sizes and colors, with dot grid, blank, or lined paper.