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:
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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