What to give the Writer on your Holiday Gift List

Holiday Gift-giving Guide for the Writer on your Holiday Gift List 2013 

Book Suggestions:

  • Writing Down the Bones by Natalie Goldberg
  • Page by Page by Heather Sellers
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  • 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 2014
  • WritersInc: A Student Handbook for Writing and Learning
  • The Associated Press Stylebook
  • On Writng: A Memoir of the Craft by Stephen King
  • Merriam Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary with downloadable CD
  • Any Book by a Local Author
  • Audio Book

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 (for Nook or Kindle)
  • Office Supply Store (such as Staples or Office Max)
  • Coffee Shops
  • Day Spa Treatment

Writers’ Accessories:

  • Spiral Journals (large, medium, small)
  • Moleskins (purse or pocket size notebooks)
  • Cross Roller Ball Pens
  • Titanium Roller Ball Pen by Retro 1951, Inc.
  • Fancy File Folders
  • Flash Drive Memory Stick
  • Business Card Holder
  • Mini Laptop Computer
  • Lap Desk
  • Book Lamp
  • External Hard Drive
  • Digital Voice Recorder
  • Software for Writers (such as Scrivener)
  • eBook Reader (such as the Nook)
  • Pocket Translator
  • Phone Tap to record phone interviews
  • Solar Charger for Cell Phones and Computers
  • Proofreader or Copy Editing services

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. Please join them in the new year!

About Michael Dwyer

Michael Dwyer is a freelance content provider. Michael writes about happenings in the Rochester area, travels across Michigan and destinations around the world. Contact him at michael@rochestermedia.com.

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