Wednesday, January 28, 2015

10 Inspirational Writing Quotes you Need to Read

People use Rite in the Rain journals for a wide variety of things. From engineers working in the field to coaches planning their next move, nearly everyone can benefit from a journal that is waterproof. The one thing every Rainwriter customer has in common is that they are writing! Whether it’s a poem, important hunting information, or potential job hazards, writing is an important part of life. For that reason, we’ve compiled a list of some of our favorite writing quotes, thanks to Pinterest:

"Keep a notebook. Travel with it, eat with it, sleep with it. Slap into it every stray thought that flutters up into your brain. Cheap paper is less perishable than gray matter and lead pencil markings endure longer than memory."

Jack London

"Writing is the best way to talk without being interrupted."

Jules Renard

"That's what we storytellers do. We restore order with imagination. We instill hope again and again and again."

Walt Disney

"You own everything that happened to you. Tell your stories. If people wanted you to write warmly about them, they should've behaved better."

Anne Lamott

“Write without fear, edit without mercy.”


“You can make anything by writing.”

C.S. Lewis

“Writing: Somewhere between torture and fun.”


“Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart.”

William Wordsworth

“Write like no one’s reading.”


“As a writer, you ask yourself to dream while awake.”

Aimee Bender

We also love this guide, which breaks down writing into very achievable steps. All you need to do is start with 50 words. That simple start can turn into 100 words, then 200 words and so on. Rework what you wrote or throw it in the trash, the choice is up to you. Remember though, the more you write, the better you will become. Write down every thought you have; the good, the bad and the ugly. Don’t forget, you can always edit a bad page, but you can’t edit a blank page, especially in your Rite in the Rain journal.

What is your favorite inspirational writing quote?

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

The History Behind Rite in the Rain

Phones, cameras, jackets. Isn’t just about everything better when made waterproof? The folks at Rite in the Rain certainly thought so, and they created an amazing product as a result.

The Rite in the Rain Company was founded nearly a century ago in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. The founder, Jerry Darling, recognized a need for paper products that could withstand harsh elements. The logging industry in particular seemed to need this, and he knew others could benefit as well.

Jerry Darling created a special coating, which involved a moisture shield on hand dipped sheets of paper. He and his wife, Mary Darling, made each sheet of Rite in the Rain paper in their Tacoma home. From there the company grew, and is still owned and operated by friends of the family.

Much has changed since the early 1900’s, but the quality of the Rite in the Rain products has remained the same. There is something about Rite in the Rain products that set them apart from anything else on the market. When we first heard about this product at Rainwriter, we were experimenting with other waterproof brands. A customer actually returned one of our notebooks and said they needed Rite in the Rain quality. We gave the brand a try and have never looked back. One Rite in the Rain notebook and we were hooked!

Rite in the Rain products are no joke. You could literally drop your notebook in a puddle, leave it there for a week and it would work just the same. Not to mention the Rite in the Rain quality translates to their other products, including pens and pencils. A variety of people benefit from using these products, but in particular we’ve found that they are great for:

·         Engineers
·         Fisherman
·         Hunters
·         EMT Workers
·         Students
·         Teachers
·         Hikers
·         Climbers
·         Firefighters
·         Coaches
·         More

At Rainwriter, we strive to be the place “we would get our Rite in the Rain products.” We have yet to find anywhere that offers them at a better price. Not to mention, we offer free shipping on any orders over $39 in the United States! We hope that you learned a little bit about the Rite in the Rain company and why we love it so much at Rainwriter, thanks for stopping by!