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Top 7 AnyTime Gift Ideas for Aspiring Authors & Writers

by: Earma Brown

Are you looking for a gift for the aspiring author or writer in your life? You may be tired of giving the usual. You know the pen and pencil set or the blank journal. With a little help from a fellow writer (that's me); you can choose a gift that your loved one will treasure. Besides that they will look at you with an extra gleam in their eye for being so thoughtful. To celebrate the aspiring author in your life here's 7 gift ideas to choose from:

1. Magazine Subscription
Purchase them a subscription to a journal or magazine you know she enjoys. Writers have to stay knowledgeable in their field. If you don't know what she enjoys, you're probably safe with a publication similar to the kind of work she writes. Poets and Writers Magazine or Writers Digest are safe choices. If you're not sure about those choices, visit the lists of literary magazines on the magazine rack in Borders or at a local independent bookstore.

2. Current Year's Writers Market Guide
If the writer in your life is serious about publishing their work, then you can save her the expense of replacing it this year. Perhaps you know her specific market; you can get something like the Novel and Short Story Writers Market, Poetry Writers Guide. Or purchase the Guide to Literary Agents; if you know she has a manuscript in the drawer.

3. Gift Certificates to Office Supply Store or Bookstore.
Writers can always use paper, pens and printer ink cartridges. Or if she's all stocked up she would be thrilled at the opportunity to just buy a book she's been wanting.

4. Journal or Blank Books
Blank books may sound like the same old thing but they really are a good idea for a writer. Make sure it has an unexpected twist to it. Look for the unusual; a leather bound edition is a good choice. Or consider an inspirational journal with nice quotes at the top of each blank page.


5. Pamper Sessions
Think of anything that pampers your writer's body and soul. Many writers are challenged with carpal tunnel, stiff neck and stiff back from long hours of writing. Consider a session with a massage therapist, bath soaps, and manicures, climbing gym passes or a membership with your local exercise gym. If none of the above sounds like pampering to your writer, try inspirational music, a favorite novel or a yoga session.

6. Favorite Author's Book or Tickets
You get to be creative here. Get a copy of her favorite writer's book; send it to them to sign and send back. Be sure to include S.A.S.E. so they can send it back without cost on their part. If your writer already has signed copies of all her favorite authors, try getting tickets to one of their events nearby.

7. Book on Writing
Consider getting a book on writing for a more personal touch. If you don't know what kind of book on writing to get; try to think of what kind of writing she does? Reference books are always a good choice. Every serious writer could use a good writing reference book to add to their library. A book about the style of writing or a grammar usage book to help build your writer's reference library would be good.

Don't let the writer in your life think you don't appreciate him. Choose one of the gifts above and touch their soul. I'm almost sure they will gush all over you with thanks. No need to tell them where you got the idea. Just enjoy the holidays with family and friends!

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About Earma Brown

Earma Brown, 12 Book Authorpreneur, Book CoachEarma Brown, known by many as the Book Coach, “teaches experts and professioals who are impacting the world how to uplevel their message and mission with a saleable book.” Using her signature book 'Write Your Best Book Now' and writing course '100 Days To A Book', she is practicing what she preaches. She enjoys reading novels, writing books and collecting movies especially girlie movies...More Articles From Earma Brown



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