Not sure what to buy that writer in your life for the holidays? That person who sometimes seems attached to her laptop for hours on end? Here are some ideas sure to brighten any writer’s life.
Okay, so it’s cliché, but show me a writer who doesn’t love a good pen. My favorite new find: InkJoy pens by PaperMate™. Smooth writing, nice grip, choice of colors. Love them!
The Writer’s Desk by Jill Krementz
Photographer Jill Krementz snapped candid shots of writers at their desk – Stephen King, Amy Tan, William Styron, her husband Kurt Vonnegut and many more. Even though the book dates back to 1996, it’s still a wonderful compilation of photos.
Coffee & Tea
Fill the pipeline. Your special writer will think of you every time he fills his mug, which very well could be morning, noon and night.
The Writer’s Block: 786 Ideas to Jump-Start Your Imagination by Jason Rekuk
Flip to any page of this three-inch block of a book and find an idea to write about. It’s fun, clever and something to keep on the desk.
In addition to serving as paperweights, stones have healing powers associated with them. Agate is purported to improve natural vitality and energy and increase self-confidence. Lapis engenders wisdom and truth. Rose quartz heals headaches, and promotes forgiveness, friendship and love.
Michael Douglas stars as a bestselling author and professor, who can’t seem to get his next novel completed. Tobey McGuire, Frances McDormand, Robert Downey Jr., Katie Holmes, and Rip Torn round up the cast of this fabulous flick. The screenplay earned an Oscar nomination.
A Daily Hug of Encouragement
Writers have a knack for second-guessing themselves. A daily dose of love and a whispered “I know you can do this” support fuels motivation, persistence, and inspiration to finish that manuscript, query letter, book proposal, or other current project. It’s the most inexpensive gift to give and in the end, the most appreciated.
Have fun shopping for the writer you love.
Wishing you a Happy Holidays and a New Year filled with joys, good health and writing successes.