... of the trade!
Now, I know this shouldn't matter but ... yesterday I bought a nice new striped, spiral-bound notebook, and a set of gel pens. Ten gel pens to be precise, in assorted colours (including yellow!).
Nice stationery DOES help you write better!
Inspired by entries on various other people's blogs, I'm also experimenting with writing in different locations. Today I tried my local pub - I was only drinking coke honest. And it works! I wrote a first draft of a story, just like that. In purple gel pen as it happens.