Recommended Office Needs for Beginning Writers Lesson 4 A 4-11-2020

Recommended Office Supply Needs for Beginning Writers

Place to sit and write (We’ll discuss this later)

Box for storing office supplies

A supply of writing instruments (pens and pencils)

Erasers (1 rectangle, 1 click eraser, and if needed erasers for mechanical pencils)

Paper clips, regular and jumbo size (or a small assortment containing both)

Butterfly clamps (1 box of clamps for 1” capacity storage)

3 x 3 Post it Note Pads (1 or 2, your color choice)

Notebook paper, ruled, 8 ½ x 11 with holes punched

Ring binder (1, with a 1 ½-2” capacity)

Ring binder index (1, with 12-13 tabs)

Plain white, letter-size copy or printer paper, 20#, small package or ream

Plain white, #10 non-window envelopes (small box will do)

10 x 13 white or manila envelopes (small package, used for mailing manuscripts, letters)

Stapler and corresponding staples

Rubber bands (Small package of assorted sizes)

12-inch ruler (preferably see-through)

Stenographer’s notebook (1, for note-taking)

Composition books (2 inexpensive, with lines for diary-journal, notes or tracking  submissions to magazines)

Cellophane tape (1 dispenser with ¾” tape on it)


Glue stick (1 or 2)

Postage stamps (Small book, about $10 for mailing correspondence & manuscripts)

Letter size file folders (12 pk. Manila, tab size your choice) and box to store them in. (It can be a cardboard box from home. You don’t have to purchase something special.)

Floppy disks or thumb drive for storing your computer work

Record-keeping supplies as needed: 1 record book for tracking expenses and income, 1 small invoice book for tracking book sales, and 1 small postal scale if you send out a lot of heavy manuscript submissions from your home address.

Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven. (Matthew 5:16 KJV)

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