Expensive tools are nice but not necessary to ship your work

In his interview with Tim Ferriss, Neil Gaiman talks about the type of pen and notebook he uses to write.

The thing is, expensive tools are nice to have but they are not enough to get you to write like Gaiman. It’s not enough to get us in the mood. And it certainly doesn’t give us the courage needed to ship.

Plenty of great books have been written with a BIC pen on yellow legal pads.

You don’t need fancy tools, you just need to care.