10 Gift Suggestions for the Writer

It’s hard to believe that we are coming up on Thanksgiving and the inevitable Black Friday Christmas rush! Buying for kids and grandkids that already have the latest gadgets is becoming more and more difficult, but I refuse to resort to the dreaded gift card.

Unlike our children, there are lots of great ideas for the writers in our life.  So, to help you get a start on the madness, check out these great gift ideas.

My ten top suggestions for the writer in your life.

  1. I would be remiss if I did not plug my own short story collection – Maybe Next Time – available on Amazon in both Kindle and paperback.



2.  Carve Magazine Gift a one-year subscription plus an extra goodie.





3. Available on Amazon:

3d-Rose, Please Do Not Annoy The Writer Black – Two Tone Black Mug, 11.oz

       3d- Rose I Write What’s Your  Superpower?  Two Tone Black Mug, 11 .oz, Black/White

4. The Writer’s Toolbox: Creative Games and Exercises for Inspiring the ‘Write’ Side of Your Brain.




5.  Ernest Hemingway Engraved Quote Pen – “In order to write about life, first you must live it.”





6.     5-Pc.Typewriter Coaster Set          

7.  On Writing: 10th Anniversary Edition: A Memoir of the Craft  Special Edition by Stephen King.



8Revising Your Novel: First Draft to Finished Draft: A step-by-step guide to a better novel by Janice Hardy.  




9.  Say What? Second Edition: The Fiction Writer’s Handy Guide to Grammar, Punctuation, and Word Usage by C. S. Lakin.




10.  a must-have collection from Writers Helping WritersThe Emotion Thesaurus, The Positive Trait ThesaurusThe Negative Trait ThesaurusThe Urban Setting Thesaurus, The Rural Setting Thesaurus, The Emotional Wound Thesaurus.



Happy shopping!

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My Top 5 Gift Subscriptions For Every Writer

It’s that time of year when we’re all trying to figure out the perfect gift for friends and loved ones. And, gifts for the writer in our circle is one of the hardest to find. Here are my top five recommendations to make your shopping easier. Enjoy.

51NYqYBHXsL._SY300_1. Writer’s Digest – An excellent resource for writers at all levels. Covering all genres, this magazine is your go-to-resource on writing. Available in print or digital,  a year’s subscription will cost $19.96 (8 issues).

issue_95_cover_450x6752. Glimmer Train Stories – One of the best magazines in print, this magazine loves to showcase emerging and new writer’s.  Forty percent of stories last years was from first time authors. Represented in  the Pushcart Prize: Best of the Small Presses Henry Prize StoriesNew Stories from the South, and Best American Short Stories. A year’s subscription will cost you $35.00.

Crazyhorse_88_cover-1025x10243. Crazyhorse – This College of Charleston literary magazine, located the beautiful coastal city in  South Carolina has published the works of established and  emerging writers for the last 50 years. Work from the journal’s pages has been reprinted in the Best American PoetryBest American Short StoriesBest American Nonrequired Reading and The Pushcart Prize annual anthologies. Issues and stories are available online and in print.  Offering 25% off a one year subscription – $15.00 USD, $25.50 USD; ends 12/31/2015.

Issue60ForWeb-14. American Short Fiction – Publishes work from both emerging and new writers. Stories published by American Short Fiction are anthologized in Best American Short StoriesBest American Non-Required ReadingThe O. Henry Prize Stories, and The Pushcart Prize: Best of the Small Presses, and elsewhere. A year’s subscription will cost $25.00. Current issues and back issues available for $7.00 – $10.00.

41BSSXcYaSL5. Fifth Wednesday Journal– An independent print literary magazine published twice a year. Focusing on contemporary literary and photographic arts, this magazine accepts contributions of short fiction, poetry, essays, interviews, book reviews, and black and white photography.    A one-year-subscription will cost you $20.00 per year. Individual issues, $11.00 each.

Happy shopping!

I’d love to hear your comments. Let’s have a conversation. Talk to me. Tell me your story. And as always, you can follow me on Facebook at SheilaMGood, PinterestBloglovinTwitter@sheilagood, and Contently.