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
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.
This printable resource includes 18 ways to help you meet your writing goals, increase your word count, and finish those writing projects you’ve started.
Printable Prayers and Scripture Cards for Writers
These printable prayers and corresponding Scriptures cards for writers will help you strengthen your spiritual life as a writer and daily commit your writing to the Lord:
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:
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 Rooibos 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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