Write Naked

I’m on vacation, visiting family, friends and old college pals in my home state of Virginia, so I’m offering one of my most popular posts:

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.

shower

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.

waterfall

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 found advice to use kids’ washable crayons or old-fashioned grease pencils to write on tile shower walls. So choose your method and don’t let a little water dampen your creativity!

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

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13 Responses to “Write Naked”


  1. 1 Evelyn June 6, 2010 at 8:44 am

    This is great! OMG! I often have full conversations with some crazy part of my brain while in the shower. I’ll get in a mood and just can’t stop the wheels from turning. The problem is, turning off the water is like waking up from a dream — I forget most if not all of it. 🙂

    • 2 stranglingmymuse June 7, 2010 at 6:39 pm

      I hope some of these products help you capture your shower dreams, Evelyn! Let me know how it works out for you.

      ~Sandy

  2. 3 Shashidhar June 7, 2010 at 9:39 pm

    This is fantastic!! i should try it out! This will help keep the flow of creativity, that strikes my mind !!!

  3. 5 Kathleen Guthrie July 1, 2010 at 3:25 pm

    This is hilarious! I thought I was the only one to get hit with inspiration while all soaped up. Thanks for the info about the underwater writing products.


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