Gift-Giving Season is Upon us.

If you are lucky to have a writer or three in your life and you are stumped for gift ideas, I have few suggestions that will be sure to keep their words flowing all year long. And, just maybe, you might want to add a few of these to your wish list, too!

Below are some of my favorite tools for writers: books, software, and more.

In the holiday spirit,


Great Gifts for The Writers in Your Life

Moleskine Notebook (from $12.21 at Amazon).
This is the classic notebook for worldly writers. First popularized by Bruce Chatwin,
Moleskine notebooks feature lined, blank, or ruled pages and interior pockets.
A must for any budding or seasoned writer!

The Productive Writer: Tips & Tools to Help You Write More, Stress Less & Create Success by Sage Cohen ($12.40 from Amazon).
Simple, actionable ways to write more and stress less (just like the title says!).

The Pocket Muse: Ideas & Inspirations for Writing by Monica Wood ($12.99 from Amazon).
A lovely book full of inspiring images, prompts, and quotes to get the ink flowing.

The Observation Deck: A Toolkit for Writers by Naomi Eppel ($14.96 from Amazon).
The Observation Deck is a 160-page book filled with writing secrets, insights, tips, and exercises.
It comes with 50 flash cards designed to help writers overcome blocks to creativity.

Wild Mind: Living the Writer’s Life by Natalie Goldberg ($11.56 from Amazon).
The bestselling author of Writing Down The Bones, offers “practical, and often humorous advice about how to find time to write, how to discover your personal style, how to make sentences come alive, and how to overcome procrastination and writer’s block—including more than thirty provocative “Try this” exercises to  get your pen moving.”

Membership in The Merry Inksters ($75 for three months).
If reading books full of tips isn’t enough, joining a fun community of writers is the logical next step! Offering support and accountability from other writers and a couple of experts (including yours truly).

Scrivener ($40).
Scrivener is an amazing (and affordable) resource for all writers. This software helps writers stay organized and keep track of their different projects.

This is just a partial list—what would you add?

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