Happy Cyber Monday, fabulous SEers! Mae here, kicking off a new week. If you’re in the U.S., I hope you had a fabulous Thanksgiving and have recovered from all the food of Tom Turkey day.
Today is all about the gadgets that make a writer’s life easier. It’s a great time snatch up some online deals, electronics-related or otherwise. I’m a gadget person—evidence below.
I liked the laptop until I decided I wanted something smaller for easy portability. I already had an iPad Mini (red cover) but wanted a Mac Book I could use for writing (fish cover). The Kindle Paperwhite (cat cover) is what I use most times for reading, but the Kindle Fire (brown cover) came first. The headphones work with various devices, but the black pair is Bluetooth and the white pair is plug-in.
Kind of ridiculous that one person needs to have all those devices, isn’t it? But they make my writing life easier and there are probably deals to be had on each today.
But Cyber Monday isn’t just about electronics. As a writer, you might be interested in:
Spiral bound notebooks
Who could live without these? Add custom branding and designs at Vista Print or other companies that produce marketing materials. I like to use one per novel for notes. As you can see, they take a beating 😊
A Lap Desk
Perfect for those times when you want to get comfy in the corner of the couch or write in bed. I even use mine outside on my patio.
A Writer’s Playlist
I have mine built into my Amazon Prime music account. I keep a specific one I use only for writing, and am able to pull it up through my phone, computer, Alexa, or Echo Dot (I did mention my attachment to gadgets, right?). I’m writing this post in September, but I wonder if Amazon will offer a special deal on Prime. And speaking of Amazon . . .
A Baby Naming Book
I use multiple sources for name generating, the bulk of them online. But every now and then I like to sit down and flip through a book, scribbling and underlining, and for that I picked up 100,000+ Baby Names by Bruce Lansky.
Could just be me, but I have a collection of small baubles in my desk that I fiddle with when I’m writing. If I hit a roadblock in a scene, or pause to reread a chapter, I need a bauble in my hand. Maybe they’re worry stones, or maybe they’re a connection to my muse. Whatever the reason, I need my fiddly things.
Given it’s Cyber Monday, it’s the perfect time to go shopping. I have no association with any of the products or services mentioned above, but I find them handy.
Most writers are particular about the type of pen they use (I know I am), desk accessories, apps and more. Maybe you want a new craft book, or tools to inspire your creativity. How about special coffees or teas you enjoy when writing? Whatever your yen—from electronics to journals to glitzy paperclips—I wish you happy online shopping.
What are some of the tools that make your writing life easier? If you’re shopping today, I’d love to hear about your purchases. You may even be doing early holiday shopping for family and friends. Can you believe December is almost upon us?
Let’s talk writing, creativity, and shopping. Ready, set, go!