Write Naked!

Okay, I know I gave this post a provocative title.  Provocative, but not misleading, because I’m going to talk about writing while in the shower—and presumably naked.


In my post Friday, I mentioned dragging my Muse into the shower to sneak in a creative moment. Writing in the shower came up in the comments to that post, too. Since it was on my mind, I did a little Internet research about shower writing. And I found products!

I’ve always written in my head in the shower, repeating a few sentences over and over until I’m finished so I won’t forget them. It never occurred to me to actually physically write in the shower. But apparently it occurred to other people, because you can buy the items below to help with your shower-time creativity.

Links to Shower Writing Tools:

Erasable Shower Note Tablet: Like a small whiteboard, with waterproof crayons, a crayon caddy and suction cup mounts included. (Looks like they’re out of stock at the time of this writing.)

AquaNotes: A pad of waterproof paper with suction cups to attach it to the shower wall. Comes with a water-resistant cedar pencil and a suction cup pencil holder. You can buy the regular AquaNotes or the “LoveNotes” to leave a message for that special someone in the shower!

Underwater Dive Slate: A search for “dive slate” turns up dozens of different dive slates made for scuba divers. But they’ll work fine in the shower, too.


These are products designed for construction professionals who need to take notes in all sorts of weather:

Waterproof Bound Book

Waterproof Notepad

All-Weather Pen: A ballpoint pen that “writes on wet paper, and upside down in temperatures from -50 to 400°F.” I think at 400°F, the pen might be fine, but the writer would have melted into a puddle!

I also saw advice to use kids’ washable crayons or old-fashioned grease pencils to write on tile shower walls. I think I’m going to try out the AquaNotes. And I didn’t even know waterproof paper existed until yesterday!

Copyright @ Sandy Ackers, Strangling My Muse: Struggling to Live a Creative Life in a Stressful World, http://www.stranglingmymuse.com

11 Responses to “Write Naked!”

  1. 1 John June 10, 2009 at 9:43 am

    Great post. I’m a showerthinker and have wanted a waterproof paper notepad to be able to write in the shower. Right now I use a slate board, but I have to re-write my ideas onto paper after I get out of the shower. Thanks for the research!

  2. 2 stranglingmymuse June 10, 2009 at 10:55 am

    Glad I could help, John. I’m looking forward to trying out the waterproof paper too!

  3. 3 Susan Bearman July 13, 2009 at 11:23 am

    I write in the shower all the time, especially dialogue. My husband is constantly asking me: “Who are you talking to in there?”

  4. 4 stranglingmymuse July 13, 2009 at 11:43 pm

    Your husband must be very mellow if he calmly asks who you’re talking to in the shower!

  5. 5 Kimberly Davis November 12, 2009 at 6:35 am

    Thanks for this great post! I have struggled with this exact issue. See my “When Lightning Strikes” post on Kim’s Craft Blog, http://kimscraftblog.blogspot.com/2009/11/when-lightning-strikes.html.

  6. 7 Cal November 12, 2009 at 6:44 pm

    Thanks for the post. I orderd the AquaNotes that suction to my shower wall. Incredible…I no longer have to yell to my wife to write down my ideas. I think she likes them more than I do 🙂

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