Holiday Gift-giving Guide for the Writer on your Holiday Gift List

Book Suggestions:
• Writing Down the Bones by Natalie Goldberg
• Page by Page by Heather Sellers
• Chapter by Chapter by Heather Sellers
• What If? Writing Exercises for Fiction Writers by Anne Bernays and Pamela Painter
• Nothing Ever Happens on 90th Street by Roni Schotter
• Breathing In, Breathing Out by Ralph Fletcher
• The Art and Craft of Storytelling by Nancy Lamb
• Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott
• If You Want to Write: A Book About Art, Independence and Spirit by Brenda Ueland
• Care of the Soul by Thomas Moore
• The Writing Life by Annie Dillard
• Making a Literary Life by Carolyn See
• Letters to a Young Poet by Rainer Maria Rilke
• i Before e (except after c): Old-School Ways to Remember Stuff by Judy Parkinson
• How to Become a Famous Writer before you’re Dead by Ariel Gore
• Common Errors in English Usage by Paul Brians
• Grammar Girl’s Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing by Mignon Fogarty
• Roget’s International Thesaurus
• Writer’s Market 2012
• WritersInc: A Student Handbook for Writing and Learning
• The Associated Press Stylebook
• On Writng: A Memoir of the Craft by Stephen King
• Any Book by a Local Author

Magazine Suggestions (single issue or subscription):
• Poets & Writers
• Writers’ Digest
• The Writer
• Genre Specific Publication for the Writer

Gift Certificates & Gift Cards to:
• Bookstores (such as Barnes & Noble)
• eBook Reader Credit
• Office Max
• Staples
• Coffee Shops
• Day Spa Treatment

Writers’ Accessories:
• Spiral Journals (large, medium, small)
• Moleskins (purse or pocket size notebooks)
• Cross Roller Ball Pens
• Fancy File Folders
• Flash Drive Memory Stick
• Business Card Holder
• Mini Laptop Computer
• External Hard Drive
• Digital Voice Recorder
• Software for Writers
• eBook Reader (such as the Nook)
• Pocket Translator
• Solar Charger for Cell Phones and Computers

This list was compiled by Michael Dwyer and the Freelancer Marketplace Writers’ Group which meets at the Barnes & Noble Bookstore in Rochester Hills on the third Tuesday of the month (except in December) at 7:30 p.m. Rochester Hills resident, Michael Dwyer, is a freelance writer, broadcast journalist, and founder of The Rochester Writers’ Conference.

About Michael Dwyer

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