Many people ask me what tools I use in my writing process. Do I use pen and paper? Do I use special writing software? Do I read books on writing? Do I carry a notebook everywhere I go? Yes, all that and more. Every successful writer has a cadre of tools at hand to inspire them, expose them to new techniques, keep up with trends in the industry, improve their craft, fellowship with other writers, and more. Writers should not live in a vacuum. Put into spiritual terms, successful writers do not live in a cave, at least not most of the time.