The holidays are upon us. So here are some fun ideas for gifts for the writer in your life, Gentle Reader.
Gifts for Writers
Profession association membership: Coupon to purchase membership for your budding author in something like SFWA (if they qualify) or RWA. (You can always give a coupon for drop-in attendance at the local RWA chapter, which allows your author to sample this experience.)
Octopus pen ($7).
Scrivener ($40-$45) & Scrivener for Dummies ($13 – $19): I’ll be moving to this processing program soon. Designed by and for writers. Every author I know who uses it, loves it. It’s not for everyone, but it’s worth a try.
Spendy: The experience gift. Check about to see if the there is a local writers conference, for example Pike’s Peak Writers runs a wonderful annual event in Colorado Springs. Sometimes these are run through a local university and often local libraries know about such things.
Spendy: Professional courses. Professional crafting course, evening class, or private lessons in something useful to a writer or a small business. All things from Scrivener to Office, to the basics of bookkeeping to Photoshop 101 can be helpful for beginning writers.
I have a fully updated list on Amazon.
Still not happy with any of these suggestions? Chuck has more.
Also this book would make a great gift too… just saying.
BOOK DE JOUR
- Tired of the hero’s journey?
- Frustrated that funny, romantic, and comforting stories aren’t taken seriously?
- Sad that the books and movies you love never seem to be critically acclaimed, even when they sell like crazy?
The Heroine’s Journey is here to help.
Multiple New York Times bestselling author Gail Carriger presents a clear concise analysis of the heroine’s journey, how it differs from the hero’s journey, and how you can use it to improve your writing and your life.Tags: Author Tools, Beginning Writers