Call me old fashioned, but printing reference maps and lists to view on the fly is what I am talking about! While I am in the throes of writing an epic scene, the last thing I want to do is have to tab out and look up a location, or the name of noble of the land. I know that when I am on a creative roll, I need to stay in the zone!
I do of course use many different computer programs to assist me when I am writing. Scrivener is great as it allows me to create character maps, reference notes, pictures and outlines all in one virtual space. Grammarly helps so much for checking my grammar, spelling and punctuation. An online Dictionary/Thesaurus are a must when I have used 'the man' or 'strike' for the hundredth time in a chapter. There are more, and I will soon be adding a section to my website to share what I have found to be useful, but the purpose of this blog was to highlight the old-fashioned tool that I will never give up.
For those that write or are aspiring writers, what is your favorite tool, or something that you cannot imagine giving up?