Over the years, Christopher has amassed an impressive collection of pens, paper, and journals, used for everything from sketching to plot ideas. These tools have played an important role in bringing his stories and illustrations to life. In fact, large portions of Brisingr and Inheritance were written by hand!
Readers have been the source of several of the author’s favorite notebooks, of which he always maintains three: one for ideas, another for sketches, and a final for writing. Musings, concepts, and even an illustration of the final scene from Inheritance adorn their well-used pages. His latest acquisition, a handcrafted tooled leather tome from Italy, came from Etsy.