Holiday Gifts for Writers

Gifts for Writers with a Sense of Humor

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 hocked by mail.  Don’t get me wrong, there’s some really good stuff, too.  I recently came across the funniest t-shirt ever nestled in among the Snuggies and tea pots shaped like roosters. It totally appeals to my snobby writer side! This got me to poking [Read more…]

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

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

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, not every book here is a book about writing, but all of them benefit freelance writers. Full disclosure: A couple of the books on this list were sent to me to review, and I give my honest review here. However, most of the books on [Read more…]

Oh, Literature. How I've Missed 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 wanted to capture the look on my face as I opened the package to find my biggest (current) materialistic dream had been fulfilled. He bought me a Kindle. And I am in love. Um, with him. Yeah, that’s what I meant. Here’s the not-so-flattering picture [Read more…]

Holiday Gifts for Bloggers: Blog Posts Sticky Notes

Holiday Gifts for Bloggers: Blog Posts Sticky Notes

by Deb Ng I have to admit…if someone I know stuck a package of Blog Posts Sticky Notes in my stocking I’d be touched. It would mean the people in my life sort of get what it is I do. It might also add a touch of practical whimsy to my stocking. These aren’t your usual post its, they’re not even from the same company. Blog Posts Sticky Notes are from the Imagineering company. Each sticky looks like blank blog dashboard or comment form. But better. Blog Sticky Notes use advanced pencil to paper technology. No wires are involved. No [Read more…]

Black Friday Deals for Freelance Writers and Bloggers

Black Friday Deals for Freelance Writers and Bloggers

Make no mistake. I will NOT be waking up at 3:00 am to brave the crowds for the latest new items. I will NOT be pushing through throngs of people to fight over the latest “big” toy for my son. On Friday, I will be home enjoying my family. In fact, I have no plans to step inside a store or mall for the entire weekend. I’m not that adventurous. However, I know a few members of this community get a charge out of all the Black Friday deals and so I present to you some items of interest: Black [Read more…]

Holiday Gifts for Writers: Power Squid and Cricket Laptop Stand

Holiday Gifts for Writers: Power Squid and Cricket Laptop Stand

Wait. Put down the pitchforks. I know I said just a post ago that writers don’t want boring gifts, and I stand by that. Still, most of us do get a balance of practical vs frivolous as gifts during our respective holidays and birthdays. With that in mind, I’d like to appeal to the gift giver’s practical side today. Beside, I think I’ve thrown in a pretty good mix here. Before I toss out today’s offerings, I’d like to stress these are not meant to give as “THE” gift. I might even go as far as to suggest that if [Read more…]

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