What are writers always associated with? I mean, besides spending hours typing away, staring into space while a whole new story takes place in their mind, and – following stereotype – locking themselves in their writing dens for hours or days on end? The answer is coffee – or tea. Consuming endless amounts of it. So, besides pens, a notebook, and a laptop, coffee or tea mugs form a huge part of the essential writing utensils. We writers must have our invigorating, warm liquid. 🙂
My Twitter feed sometimes features those questions, “what do you prefer, coffee or tea?” Right, you would say, “who cares what you drink?” And I won’t argue. The thought has crossed my mind too, haha.
However, I cannot help noticing the amazing cups that every writer simply must have. I have seen some writer friends holding a coffee mug like the ones below and my first thought was always, “I must have that one!”
Especially this one here.
There is some truth to it, you know. How many writers have described horrible neighbors, a terrible sibling, or a cheating partner in their stories? I know I have done it. I won’t tell you which of my life’s unsavory characters made it to my books, lol.
Although stories are made up in our heads, much of real life finds its way into them. Many of my characters have parts of me in them – not all, but a lot – and certain events that take place in some fictional stories have their origins in real life events.
My recent book Thorn Heart features two side characters that are based on people from my life. Of course, I changed their names 😉
The document naming can get quite creative too. First draft, second draft, oh, third? Story.doc; story.doc1; story. Finaldoc, or finalfinal. I have been there too, lol. I didn’t get to the last stage as it states on the cup “I hate my life”. Before that stage even threatened I always took a break. Stress management is important, even – or especially – for writers.
And what about those? Any of these will make an amazing gift for any author. If there is a writer in your family or your friend is a writer, I can guarantee you that you will make their day with one of these cups. I am getting myself one as well.
And remember, some of the sayings on these cups have some truth to them. 😉
If you’re a writer, which of these cups relate to you the most? Which ones may apply to your writing? I like the first one the best and that’s probably the one I’m going to get.
A good cup of coffee – or tea – has to be served in the right mug to bring the mood, doesn’t it? 😉
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