I found that I need the narrow lines, the back pocket for all of my secret treasures, the elastic closure to keep everything in and the beautiful manila paper with the rounded corners.
I found that my writing became artificial because I was trying to think of things to just fill up the page so that I could be done with the notebook faster. I wrote about ten pages and then decided that I was being totally ridiculous and decided not to punish myself further. This could all be related to my OCD, however, I think that many writers need the proper tools in order to write well. One of my necessary tools is a moleskine journal.
Are any of you like this when it comes to notebooks or journals? Do you have a preference of "tools"?