Continuing with the new A Writer's Guide... series, check out this article by author Virginia Soenksen on being an Art Historian.
This is the second part of my article on writing realistic sex scenes. If you missed it, check out How to write realistic Sex Scenes (pt 1). Sex scenes can appear in many books, not just romance and/or erotica. Making the scenes more realistic can add detail to your character and be enjoyable for your audience.
While the idea of just paper and pen may have been the tools needed back in the day for writers, most of us have more requirements now. So here is my list of writer tools that I find useful. We are all different and so you might not need all of these, but I think at least some of these are good for every writer to have.