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Writer Wednesdays: Show / tell what’s in your bag / purse

Posted Aug 9 2016, 7:00 pm



So this month my writer friends and I are telling or showing what’s in our bag or purse. This was a fortuitous topic because I really needed to clean mine out!  I found a Nutri Grain breakfast bar that has been there since I traveled to my romance writer’s meeting in San Diego last month. (Just a little flatter now) And I also found the name of a gun expert that I met and forgot I had. (Only writers would keep things like this for later use in a book.) I found some receipts for meals I can partially write off on my taxes, I always carry Wintergreen Altoids – the curiously strong mint, and of course my phone/wallet case.IMG_0092


I have never been able to keep the tissues in their little travel sized cellophane bag once the package is open. So they were scattered about the bottom of my purse.  WERE being the operative word because now they are in the trash and I have replaced them with a new unopened pack.  I also have 10 pens. Why I need 10, I’m not sure, but it’s inevitable the first one I grab won’t work, so I guess I have 9 backups at all times.  Best to be prepared.


I also carry a little case with fold-up glasses for my husband. He won’t carry reading glasses so it somehow became my job. I also have a business card holder, 9 lip glosses (One each to go with all those backup pens apparently), a nail file, and the most important item, an epi pen. Well, I actually realized the epi pen was missing and I tracked it down in another purse.  I’m allergic to garlic so the doc says I should carry this at all times.  So this blog post might have actually saved my life. :0)


Anything interesting in your bag/purse?


See what some of my writer friends carry in their purses:

Fellow contemporary romance writer–Priscilla Oliveras   || Paranormal romance writer Kay Hudson | Romantic suspense writer Carol Post | | Historical romance writer Wendy LaCapra   | Young adult romance writers TL Sumner




8 responses to “Writer Wednesdays: Show / tell what’s in your bag / purse”

  1. Carol Post says:

    Great post, Tammy! I always acquire pens also. I’ll end up with 10 or 15 in there before I transfer some to the pen holder on my desk. I’m glad you found your epi pen and got it back into the purse that you carry.

  2. Kay Hudson says:

    Glad you found the epi pen!

    I may have gotten used to carrying an oversized purse back in the day when I found myself carrying my husband’s glasses, wallet, keys, and whatever else he picked up along the way. I guess a man who doesn’t want to carry his own glasses or wallet isn’t likely to carry a bag, either!

  3. I carry a spare pare of readers for my husband too!

    I’m so glad you discovered the missing epi pen before you had a need. Phew!

  4. Wow, I don’t think I know anyone else who’s allergic to garlic. That’s gotta be hard when you eat out. Thank goodness you carry an epi pen!

    Cleaning out my purse is usually a task saved for when I’m waiting somewhere and need to kill time. 🙂

    As for your 9 lip glosses, impressive collection! Any favorite colors or brands?

    • I can eat some processed garlic, but not fresh. My throat gets tight and my voice gets Lauren Becall sexy low. But I can usually tell when I need to stop eating. The epi pen is for just in case. :0)

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