Struggling to think of something to give that writer in your life? Here’s a list of perfect gifts for writers, with something for everyone.
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Scrivener is my all-time favorite writing tool. I wrote about it here and even shared a brief video demo. Ever since I got Scrivener about four years ago, I haven’t turned back. It’s the perfect resource for organizing and structuring a writing project, then actually getting the writing done.
You can view your work in multiple formats, including a corkboard feature with visual digital index cards that you can drag and drop on the screen in whatever order you’d like. You can also drag actual web pages into a Scrivener file so you have all of your writing and research in one place.
I like the goals feature, where you can set project targets and session targets for each time you open the program. It also saves your spot when you leave a project so you don’t have to scroll down to the last place you stopped.
An Online Course
Cost: Depends on the course
There’s a plethora of online courses available for writers. Here are some of my favorites:
I wrote this Start-Up Guide for Online Writers e-course as a one-stop shop for people wanting to become established writers online.
Other online courses I recommend:
Aren’t these the best?! Don’t let another brilliant idea go down the drain. Capture those perfect sentences before it’s too late. 🙂 I personally think a set of AquaNotes would bring a smile to any writer’s face.
Books are some of my favorite gifts for writers. Every writer loves books, whether they’re fiction or nonfiction, writing-related or not.
Here are some of my favorite books on writing:
Kate Motaung and Shannon Popkin
Ann Kroeker & Charity Singleton Craig
Vinita Hampton Wright
A New Journal
Who doesn’t love to crack open a brand new journal? It’s alive with possibilities. I created this one with 52 one-word writing prompts:
Tickets to a Writers Conference
Many writers dream of attending a writers conference one day, but simply can’t afford to go. If you have a special writer in your life, why not bless them with the opportunity to attend a conference?
Here is a list of options from Book Launch Mentor Mary DeMuth.
Coffee or Tea
Most of the writers I know need all the coffee. And what would be better than the opportunity to go sit at a Starbucks to write for a while? In my opinion, if you’re looking for gifts for writers, you can’t go wrong with a Starbucks gift card.
Or, if your favorite writer is more of a tea person like me, I can highly recommend this Berry Bloom Rooibos from Molo Tea:
A box of NovelTeas is another fun idea:
If you’re going the coffee or tea route, round out the gift with this fun mug:
The vast majority of my writer friends lament, “If only I had more time!” Well, guess what? You could give it to them! If they have young kids, offer to babysit. Make them a meal. Wash their dishes. Sweep their floor. If you’re really feeling generous, gift them with a solo night or weekend away at a cabin in the woods where they can churn out those words they have tucked deep inside. Be creative!
What about you? If you’re a writer, what gift would you like to be given?
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