Inventions that Help Me as an Author

Another idea that was presented by Bia Bella Baker was writing an invention that I either loved or hated.  This was tough for two reasons.  First is that I can’t think of a single invention that I specifically love and would write a whole post about.  Second is that I don’t want to bash anything that others love, which would get messy in the comments.  Instead, I’m picking ten inventions that affect me as an author and putting them in picture form with a small explanation.  Pictures 2-10 are from a Yahoo Image Search.

The Slinky that I always grab when I need to think at my desk. It’s like my meditative focus at this point.

I do all of my planning by hand, so erasers are essential tools. I’d be responsible for the death of so many trees if I couldn’t erase and rewrite.

Of course, I need a pencil too. These mean that I don’t have to sharpen them, so I can work in places that are far away from a sharpener.

Notebooks. My oldest and truest tool. Been using these to plan my stories since 1995.

Was anybody really surprised on this one? I use pizza as a reward for finishing a project.

I used to be a heavy soda drinker, but I pulled back on the colas. I still like bubbly stuff, so seltzer hits the right spot without the sugar.

I was I could use mine more often, but the pandemic has my schedule in a messed up state. Still, this allows me to exercise in the privacy of my room. Very helpful for someone as self-conscious as myself.

I love my weighted blanket. This helps me sleep alongside my sleep apnea mouthpiece.

Having really bad anxiety at times, this helps me avoids panics during the harshest days. I start it up at night before I go to bed when I really need it.

Greatest invention for an author. Sure, pictures can tell a story, but words are what I work with.

About Charles Yallowitz

Charles E. Yallowitz was born, raised, and educated in New York. Then he spent a few years in Florida, realized his fear of alligators, and moved back to the Empire State. When he isn't working hard on his epic fantasy stories, Charles can be found cooking or going on whatever adventure his son has planned for the day. 'Legends of Windemere' is his first series, but it certainly won't be his last.
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23 Responses to Inventions that Help Me as an Author

  1. ospreyshire says:

    Yes, notebooks for the win! Since you had that particular seltzer brand, I feel obligated to use the “little bit of the bub(b)ly!” meme.

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  2. I love the slinky! I used to use them all the time as a kid, maybe I should get a new one….

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  3. Cool post. It gives a bit of insight to personality and process. I’m grateful for the invention of beer.

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  4. A fun post, Charles. Good to have all these things available. I have a container on my desk filled with number two pencils. The electric sharpener is right behind me so I can grind away if necessary.

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  5. You’re the first person I seen on all social media, who gave a shout-out to seltzer. Lol

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  6. jomz says:

    pizza as a reward! Brilliant! Perhaps I could write more if I do that, too? Great post!

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  7. nokbew says:

    Calm down! 😁🤓🤔

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  8. nokbew says:

    I have a box of candy! First aid! Helps always!

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