Gifts for Writers & Readers: 8th Day of Pre-Christmas

on December 21, 2015

12 Days of Pre-Christmas: Gift Eight For Your Writer Friend

Let’s face it, staring a computer every day can take a toll on your eyes. Or maybe you are a reader, editor, proofer, or reviewer – how are your poor eyes doing? Are you starting to experience a light blur even when you make the text bigger on screen? It might be time for the somewhat dreaded, reading glasses. Funky Reading Glasses or Magnifying Accessories: What they are: A specially treated glass that makes type and other stuff look bigger. Why they’re great: Funky reading glasses are much more fun than a plain pair you pick up at the drugstore. They make you look stylish and feel uber smart. And you can tilt your head to glance over your glances and… Continue Reading

Gifts for Writers & Readers: 7th Day of Pre-Christmas

on December 21, 2015

12 Days of Pre-Christmas: Gift Seven For Your Writer Friend

Every writer has their caffeine vise, whether it’s coffee, tea, or cocoa. So get them something unique to enjoy their drink from. When you are at your desk a lot, it’s nice to have an attractive setting. and part of that is your lucky mug, or antique teacup to keep you company during the long stretches. Specialty Drinking Accessories: What they are: A container to hold and drink from. Kind of an easy one. Why they’re great: It’s really the thought you put into it that makes it great. You can design a mug and write a message on it or order one with a message. You can shop antique stores for an unusual teacup and even mix and match the… Continue Reading

Gifts for Writers & Readers: 3rd Day of Pre-Christmas

on December 15, 2015

12 Days of Pre-Christmas: Gift Three For Your Writer Friend

Yesterday I recommended journals, so to really enjoy the luxury and special time you have to write in a journal, today I’m recommending writing instruments – in particular – pens! A nice pen, that moves smoothly across the paper, and has enough weight and size, can feel really amazing in your hand. Think about the moment when the writer autographs a book. All writers need a special pen for that! Maybe someday there will only be digital autographs, but we’re not there yet. Consider a nice pen or pen set for your literary genius. The Pen What it is: Um, okay. A pen is basically an instrument for writing with ink. Usually there is a metal nib or ball, or a nylon tip,… Continue Reading

Gifts for Writers & Readers: 2nd Day of Pre-Christmas

on December 14, 2015

12 Days of Pre-Christmas: Gift Two For Your Writer Friend

Writers might use their computers to write, but there are few who don’t love the texture, movement, and freedom of curling up in a chair and dabbling with words, thoughts, or ideas without the constraint of pressing ‘save’. Which leads me to the gift which is an obvious classic – the journal. The Journal What it is: Okay, let’s face it. It’s a stack of blank paper held together by binding, with a cover of some kind, preferably a unique one. Why it’s great: It’s not just paper! It’s a home for your dreams, goals, and deepest desires. It’s the repository for all your great one-liners. It’s the place where you can secretly write a chapter at the beach because you promised your… Continue Reading

Gifts for Writers & Readers: 1st Day of Pre-Christmas

on December 13, 2015

12 Days of Pre-Christmas: Gift One For Your Writer Friend

With the advent of the laptop, there is nothing better than being able to leave your office and write comfortably. This gift is something that makes that experience extra nice. The Lap Desk What it is: The lap desk (or Lapdesk), is a portable surface with a cushion underneath that you can set on your lap and either write or type comfortably. Why it’s great: You don’t have to sit at your desk all day! Or what if you’re not feeling great and want to write from bed? The lap desk fits on your knees, and crossed legs and you no longer need to worry about balancing your laptop while blowing your nose. Or, let’s say you have a bad multi-tasking… Continue Reading