Gifts For
Writers

Gifts for Writers


Finding the right gifts for your writer friends can be a daunting task. You know they love books, but which ones do they like, and even more importantly which ones do they have? Are books even what they want right now? To help with your gift-giving needs, OnceWritten.com makes suggestions on some of the things we think your writer friends will love. (Don't have any writer friends? Why not treat yourself, we'll never tell.)


OnceWritten
Merchandise

OnceWritten.com Merchandise


OnceWritten.com Book Bag


“OnceWritten.com Book Bag This sturdy bag has a nice long handle, is easy to clean, and lots of space for toting around your favorite books.

Cost: $10

OnceWritten.com T-Shirts


“OnceWritten.com T-Shirts These comfy, 100% cotton T-Shirts are the perfect writer lounge-wear.

Cost: $16

Great
Gift Ideas

Great Gift Ideas


Amazon.com Gift Certificates


Last minute shopping? Don't know what to get? Amazon.com gift certificates download immediately and give your friends the flexibility to buy just the gift they want.

Free Business Cards


Who couldn't benefit from free business cards? Whether you're a professional looking to make a connection, or attending your first writers conference and looking for a way to stay in touch, Vista Print business cards will help make a lasting impression.

Free Romance Books


Get 2 FREE romance books! Treat the romantics in your life (or yourself) with two free novels from Harlequin Romance.

Crush Your Inner Editor


icon icon Very few things writers face are as challenging as their own inner editor. Send your writer friends one of these cute little monster stress balls and give them a safe way to squash the little critic that keeps them from doing their best work.

High Quality Writing


If your writer friends are always scribbling notes on cocktail napkins, they might just be in need of a writers notebook. These high-quality books have set the standard for notebooks, and as a gift, they will show you really care.

Pamper The Ones You Love


Mrs. Beasley's Thank You Gifts Remember study breaks? Writers need breaks from endlessly pounding out their creative words of wisdome, and what better way to relax, than by biting into a lucious Mrs. Beasley's Brownies?

Business
Tools

Start Your Own Business / Improve the Business You Have


WAHM-IT!, The Masters Course

Write From Home


Write from home? A writers fantasy! Learn how four work-at-home moms created successful online businesses. Download this free, fabulous e-course for yourself, and forward it to your friends.


Send Professional Emails


If your writer friends are trying to take their online communications to the next level, OnceWritten.com recommends using Constant Contact as the preferred email provider. We send all our correspondence through this service and can't say enough good things about it. You can even test-drive it for free before you make a decision.

Promotional Tools for Authors


Custom Postage Stamps


How great would your friend's novel look on a postage stamp? This opportunity provides great advertising in a fun, novelty item.

Custom Promotional Items


Shutterfly.com Help your author friends get the word out by putting their book cover on mugs, t-shirts, bags, magnets, even on large-size custom prints. Don't have a book yet? Create an imaginary cover and give them the item as a motivational tool to keep the words flowing.

Reference
Books

Our Favorite Reference Books


You Can Have What You Want, Michael Neill

You Can Have What You Want

Michael Neill

A lot of self-help / self-actualization gurus (and their books) have left us feeling disappointed and ripped off. Not so Michael Neill's book. He gives workable tips and examples of how to live your life to the fullest. This book is especially great for writers who want more time, more energy or less procrastination to get the job done.
The Imagineering Workout

The Imagineering Workout

Disney Imagineers

Written by the same people who are responsible for all aspects of Disney "creative," this book is a great solution for "writers block." It provides bite-size, real-world ways to take a second look at problems you might be trying to solve. Can't get your plot to move forward? Try some of the examples inside to get yourself unblocked.
Clear Your Clutter with Feng Shui

Clear Your Clutter with Feng Shui

Karen Kingston

Writers might just be the worst about keeping every single scrap of paper ever. If you or a friend could benefit from a little space clearing, this is hands-down one of the best books you can own. Learn how with a little space clearing you can open your life up to new and important opportunities.

Bird by Bird, Anne Lamott

Bird by Bird

Anne Lamott

If you're looking for a book about the "writing life," this is the one to get. Anne Lamott covers the many facets of a writer's life, including my favorite section on jealousy (when others publish faster or to a larger sum than you do). To help motivate your friends to keep going when all they can think is "I suck," this is the book to send.
Writers Market 2008

Writers Market 2008

Brewer, Sambuchino

Can only afford one book this season? This is the must-have for all writers. More than "just" listings of potential magazines and publishers, this book is jam-packed with advice on everything from query letters to editing your fiction. This is sure to be the gift that gets the response, "oh cool, I've been wanting this."

Writing
Education

Writing Education


Writers Digest Magazine




Simply put, this is the best magazine for writers and authors. Filled with tips and advice from those who've "made" it, a year's subscription to this magazine is the perfect gift for writers.

Online Writing Courses




From fiction courses to classes about the business of writing, Writers Online Workshops provides a number of great ways to help your writer friends improve their writing and get motivated.