I think my family avoids asking me what I want for my birthday or any holiday. I would hate to ask. My usual reply is a shrug and, “Surprise me.” I really do love surprises, but like anyone else, there are things I would love to have, and a few things I just can’t get enough of. For the benefit of our loved ones’ sanity, I’ve compiled this handy-dandy wish list for writers. Please feel free to add to it in the comments section.
Snoopy’s Guide to the Writing Life. (This one’s at the top of my list.)
A massage session
Gift certificates to a bookstore or office supply store
Dinner Out. (We need to get out in the so-called “real” world once in a while.)
A Writers’ Retreat
Journal or magazine subscription
Craft books (Feed our addiction.)
Timer for writing sprints
Pay for an online writing course
Mini voice recorder.
Membership fees to groups like RWA
Canisters of your writer’s favorite coffee, tea, etc.
A kid-free afternoon if the writer is a parent. (Trust me, this is our version of utopia.)
Programs like Scrivener (Help a writer get organized.)
A vintage typewriter
A lap desk
Coffee mugs, cool pens, dry-erase boards,printer paper, and ink cartridges are always a good bet.
Books in your writer’s genre