If there is a WRITER on your gift-giving list this season, here are some ideas that will make great gifts! Writing Tips to share that will help those writers with their writing process, and Novelty Gifts that are writer-specific. We all know the best gifts that you could ever give to any writer are: READ THEIR WRITING and SHARE THEIR WRITING WITH OTHER READERS – BUY THEIR BOOKS, HELP TO PROMOTE by spreading the word, and REVIEW wherever you can!
Pay for a Writing Course, Workshop or Conference they’d be interested in attending. Buy them Gift Cards for their favourite Coffee Shop!
“Like” them and share on Facebook; “Follow” them and retweet on Twitter; “Become a Fan” and review their books on Goodreads!
Of course, the three best gifts that anyone who is writing can receive, whether they are a published author or hoping-to-be published, are:
TIME, SPACE, SUPPORT
And none of these costs a cent!
Handy Tips and Information
From Writers Write: Find Your Funny – 11 Tips for Writers by Mia Botha
From wordserve water cooler: My Book is Published, Now What? by Jo Ann Fore
From Catherine, Caffeinated: How To Be A Good Guest Blogger
From io9: 10 Ways to Make Everyone Root for Your Amoral Protagonist
Suggest they subscribe to [placesforwriters] to receive regularly updated information on contests and calls for submissions.
From HuffPost Books: 50 Ways Writers Can Prepare for the New Year by M. Shannon Hernandez
And Writer-Friendly Gifts
From terribleminds: 25 Gifts for Writers and Ten More Gifts For Writers
From The Literary Gift Company
From BUZZFEED: Affordable And Clever Gifts For Your Writer And Bibliophile Friends
And my personal favourite … A Literary Road Map!