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  1. this thing's incredible
    The (Truly) Waterproof Notepads a Crime Writer Uses to Craft Plots in the Shower“Seventy percent of my good ideas come to me while in the shower, and my father always taught me to make sure I have the right tools for every job.”
  2. celebrity shopping
    What Illustrator Maira Kalman Can’t Live Without“Throwing the ball against the wall is one of the greatest diversions and brain reactivators around.”
  3. gifts they might actually want
    The Best Gifts for Writers, According to WritersIncluding bulletin boards, fountain pens, running shoes, meal replacement drinks, and a slang dictionary.
  4. what i can't live without
    What Rob Corddry Can’t Live Without“Even now, I’m licking my lips and I feel like reaching into my pocket to get my tube.”
  5. testing testing
    The 100 Best Notebooks, As Tested by Strategist EditorsThe best spiral-bound, leather, lined, blank, and gridded notebooks, as judged by the writers and editors who tested them.
  6. celebrity shopping
    What Writer Laura Lippman Can’t Live Without“About 20 years ago, someone spritzed me with this at a department store, and despite myself, I liked it.”
  7. ask the strategist
    Ask the Strat: What’s the Best Work Portfolio?One that’s professional and stylish.
  8. work week
    Stuff We Buy Ourselves: The Notebooks That Keep Our Editors OrganizedThere’s a bit of a Muji fan club among team Strat.
  9. deal of the day
    This Japanese Notebook (Our Editor’s Favorite Daily Planner) Is Now Just $26A minimalist, Japanese gem.
  10. this thing's incredible
    This Endlessly Reusable Notebook Turns My Doodles Into EmailsWrite your notes, snap a photo to upload them, then wipe the whole thing clean with a damp cloth. Repeat.
  11. best bet
    A Compact Clothbound Notebook for Sketching or JournalingEngineered and patented to lie completely flat, no matter which of its 192 weighty pages it’s opened to.
  12. best bets
    A Sleek Notebook to Keep Your Life in OrderMinimal and versatile.