It seems NaNoWriMo is monopolizing some of Write Anything’s focus. I figured we could all use a little break. I know I do and Nano hasn’t even started yet. My mom recently rejoined the workforce. She came home one day and said Kohl’s is already putting out all their Christmas merchandise. It’s obviously a tradition among all retail stores. It never hurts to start shopping for Christmas gifts early. But if you’re not a writer, what is the perfect gift for a writer?
I don’t like asking for stuff or making list but eventually get pressured in to it. I don’t ask for books anymore. My parents ideal book store is Walmart. I either buy them myself or check them out at the local library. When it comes to something to support my writing, I never know what to ask for. There was an article in the latest edition of Writer’s Digest where WD staff members offer gift suggestions for the holiday season.
Jane Friedman’s , publisher and editorial director, advice are personalized note cards. Jessica Strawser, WD editor, suggest a book along with a cozy throw and either hot chocolate mix, a tea sampler or a bottle of wine. A good gift for a winter evening at home. Alice Pope, WD Market Books managing editor, recommends the perfect gift for the more tech savvy writer: the iPhone 3GS. This little gadget features a voice recorder, notebook, a camera, video camera, the internet and tons of apps, including dictionaries, thesauruses and e-readers. May be a little on the expensive side but sounds like a good investment. Zachary Petit, WD Managing editor, suggests the perfect book for a writer on the road. Novel Destinations by: Shannon McKenna Schmidt and Joni Rendoris is a travel guide that ventures in to all the literary corners. If you’re looking for something on the cheaper side, try a bulletin board. Kelly Nickell, WD Books executive editor says its great for the more visual writers.
I think WD staffers came up with some great ideas but I’m sure there are more. What do you think is the perfect gift for a writer?