Gifts for Writers with a Sense of Humor

I’ve recently taken to catalog shopping.  I suppose it’s more like catalog window shopping, as I have yet to actually purchase anything for fear of getting on 150 mailing lists before my purchase ever even makes its way to me.  Still, I’ve been having a lot of fun seeing just how much junk is being […]

Holiday Gifts for Freelance Writers: 10 Book Recommendations for the Writers in Your Life

Eats, Shoots & Leaves

Every year I put out a call for recommendations for gifts for freelance writers and every year a flurry of representatives send me recommendations for gifts having nothing to do with writers or writing at all. So this year, I’m taking matters into my own hands by recommending my favorite books for writers. Mind you, […]

Oh, Literature. How I've Missed You!

For some reason, it didn’t quite register when my husband pointed the camera at me as I opened my birthday gift a week and a half ago, that there was something truly special secreted under the purple flowered wrapping paper I’d bought during a school fundraising drive several years ago. It turns out that he […]

Are Freelance Writers and Bloggers Boring?

Yesterday I contacted a sponsor for my Cookerati blog (Dunkin’ Donuts) to see if they would be interested in giving away a gift basket here. I thought it would be a nice change from the usual fare and an awesome gift for the winner. It occurred to me that I could do a lot more […]

Holiday Gift Guide: Jewelry for Writers and Bloggers

I’ve been accused of being too practical when choosing holiday gifts for writers and bloggers.  Today, I’d like to enter the world of frivolity with some jewelry suggestions for writers. Typewriter Key Bracelet Tell me you won’t be touched when a thoughtful person in your life buys you this typewriter key bracelet from It […]

Holiday Gifts for Writers and Bloggers: Coffee 2.0 from Joffreys

by Deborah Ng Last year Joffrey’s launched a Coffee 2.0 social media campaign to attract bloggers. They asked bloggers to sign up and sample their coffee. And what good coffee it is. I especially like that Joffrey’s gets the whole coffee/blogging thing. Did I mention the coffee is really good? Joffrey’s offers organic coffees, flavored […]