Sunday, December 13, 2009

Holiday gift ideas: Not too late to ask for these...

Friends and family don't know what to buy you for a holiday present. Why? Because they observe you hunched over your computer, or writing in notebooks. They can't buy you time, they can't buy you inspiration or courage, so they might buy you a new journal, pen, or another mug.

Besides suggesting all the wonderful books written by writers for writers, here are a few other great ideas that don't require wrapping! Ask for a subscription to an online writers organization. They'd never think of it, but you would so enjoy getting grounded in such a group.

Drop these ideas around the house so you can connect with writers of books, blogs, business and lucrative freelance venues.

American Society of Journalists & Authors

Freelance Success

MediaBistro (with the AvantGuild add-on if you've been very good)

SPAWN - Small Publishers, Artists and Writers Network

Please comment below to add your ideas for the writer's dream holiday gift!


marguerite said...

Dear Santa, Friends and Family,
I can never get too much of the following wonderful things: encouragement, prayers, blessings, champagne*, tea, coffee, Moleskine notebooks, boxed thank-you notes, lottery tickets*, visually stimulating stationery, and books....All of these are easy to wrap and fabulous to receive! Snap! Hope this helps your holiday shopping. (*=some moderation)

Anonymous said...

Hey are you a professional journalist? This article is very well written, as compared to most other blogs i saw today….
anyhow thanks for the good read!

peg miller said...

Ooh, don't get me started!
More journals and sketchbooks please. And more art supplies please. Comfy slippers, please, in which to pad around the house while waiting for the muse to arrive. And more sunshine here in Oregon please.
Oh yes, some Chicago pizza here in Oregon please.
Peace & Joy to all.