On my desk I keep a ceramic egg bowl (that I made myself, btw, in a ceramics class on using fired gold), filled with polished hematite chips and small hematite beads of different shapes. They’re very smooth and cool to the touch, it’s like running your fingers through silky mineral water. I also have this turned wood top that I got from a toy company in Santa Barbara, CA. When I’m thinking what to write, crafting a sentence, or whatever, I either run my fingers through the hematite chips, or spin the top.
For internal scene plotting, etc., that isn’t actually in the “writing” phase yet, I color with my set of fabulous (and expensive) dual-tip Tombow pens, that have fine tip on one end and brush tip on the other.
I also made a webpage of positive Affirmations, and on it I made a hearts mouse trailer, and with strategically placed hearts on the page so that I can “doodle” designs with my mouse and watch the little line of hearts run along after. It’s almost hypnotic (as is running my fingers through the hematite chips) and I can really kind of… not sure how to explain it, but I go out of “myself” and immerse into the character/scene that I’m working on at the time. I put the hearts and mouse trailer on the Affirmations so hopefully those might sink in subliminally while I’m otherwise doodling and playing with the hearts trailer! LOL!