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Christmas gifts for writers, part 1

Captain’s Log, Stardate 11.10.2006

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It’s starting to look a lot like Christmas...

Last year, I came across an article on gifts for writers, and I expanded on it with an article of my own. I’ll be posting a part of it every Friday and then eventually post the entire article on my Story Sensei blog.

I’m starting this series early so your loved ones—er, Santa can start saving up for maybe something extra special.

And if you have ideas of your own, leave a comment and I’ll add it to the list!

Gifts for Writers, part one

This isn’t an exhaustive list by any means, but it might help jump-start some other creative ideas. Some of these taken from All I Want for Christmas by Diana Rowe Martinez. I also have several Levenger.com products because I like them and think they’re wonderful gifts for readers/writers.

• Gift certificate to any of the major bookstores--Barnes & Noble, Waldenbooks, Borders, Christianbook.com, or my favorite, Amazon.com (cheaper books, free shipping on orders over $25, and no sales tax)

• Gift certificate to Office Depot or any office supply store

• Dictionary and/or Thesaurus--one of the biggest and most comprehensive. My favorite thesaurus is the Visual Thesaurus, which you can purchase as a CD and/or subscribe to the online version, which is constantly updated.

• Gift certificate for Levenger.com--unique, practical and/or luxurious gifts for readers and writers

• Case of printer paper--white, 20lb.

• Printer cartridge

• E-book reader

• Office furniture: file cabinet, desk organizer, desk lamp, ergonomic keyboard/mouse, filing shelf, footrest

• A day with a professional organizer

• Maid service for a month/few months/year

• Laptop case or a laptop carrier with wheels and pull handle (however, one caution about this—some women are picky about their laptop bags. It’s kind of like choosing a purse for a woman—most have very specific ideas about what they want and would rather choose the style themselves.)

To be continued next week Friday.

TMI:

Bible in 90 Days: Day 12.

“The Lord our God has secrets known to no one. We are not accountable for them, but we and our children are accountable forever for all that he has revealed to us, so that we may obey all the terms of these instructions.” Deuteronomy 29:29

Camy’s interpretation: God is way more mysterious than we can imagine. But I am responsible for what he has made known to me about himself—his power, his love, his holiness. I need to obey him based on what I do know about him.

Writing: I posted another article on developing your writer’s voice at my Story Sensei blog.

Wrote a little yesterday but not very much. I’m also trying to fill out my scene index so that I can move forward on my writing without having to stop and plan for the next scene.

Diet: I exercised yesterday! That’s four days in a row! Now for tomorrow and Saturday.

Comments

  1. Camy, you posted this list at the right time. A local boy scout group has adopted my family for Christmas as a means to give something back to those with loved ones in Iraq. When I was asked what I would like to get I came up blank. Luckily, the leader is going to call me back and this time I have a good idea of what they can get me.

    Oo, I could use several boxes of printing paper! LOL!

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  2. Great suggestions, one and all. I particularly like the maid service for a year! LOL As if!

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  3. Love your list! Love it!!! I adore office supplies, and books, but that's a given. Go Camy!

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  4. All I want for Christmas is my two remaining brand-new stories in my contract ......

    ; )

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  5. Great idea Camy!! The list is quite interseting!! You can also peep into my Holiday Blog for some more out of the box Christmas ideas....

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