Looking for a gift for the writer in your life? This list has it all – creative and brainstorming gifts, fun gadgets to help you work in bed and at your desk, craft books, and more. There is something here for every creative on your list!
These small moveable white boards are like giant post its, perfect for outlining.
When inspiration strikes in the shower, use these markers to jot down ideas, straight on the tile.
Channel your favorite 20th century writer with this cool keyboard looks & sounds like a typewriter.
Pick out writer themed laptop stickers from redbubble.com.
Write the Story – a journal with a writing prompt on each page. 100 storylines to spur creativity.
Creative Block – 100+ Brainstorming Ideas & Strategy Cards
The Writer’s Toolbox: Creative Games and Exercises for Inspiring the ‘Write’ Side of Your Brain
Writer Emergency Pack – Idea Cards
The Storymatic – Kickstart Your creativity with storytelling cards.
Story Cubes – Roll all 9 cubes to generate 9 random images and then use these to invent a story that starts with “Once upon a time…” and uses all 9 elements as part of your narrative.
Writing Dice for story inspiration.
Audio & Video
A waterproof bluetooth speaker for listening to podcasts in the shower.
Some podcasts use video too. Look good on video and in your Zoom meetings with the Lumina webcam that automatically adjusts the lighting and framing.
Light your video shoots with the NEEWER 700W Equivalent Softbox Lighting Kit and look like a pro on camera.
Use this clip on microphone when you are recording videos for crisper sound.
Books on Writing Craft
Stories all have the same structure – a beginning, a middle, and an end – whether you are writing a novel or a screenplay. These books are a mix of both, but the craft of one format can be applied to the other. I have included some classics and a bunch of books I have read over the last couple of years. Enjoy!
Screenplay by Syd Field
Save the Cat: the Last Book on Screenwriting You Will Ever Need by Blake Snyder
Writing the Pilot by William Rabkin
The Writer’s Journey: Mythic Structure for Screenwriters by Chris Vogler
The Heroine’s Journey: For Writers, Readers, & Fans of Pop Culture by Gail Carriger
Three Story Method: Foundations of Fiction by J. Thorn & Zach Bohannon
Romancing the Beat: Story Structure for Romance Novels by Gwen Hayes
Intuitive Editing: A Creative & Practical Guide to Revising Your Writing by Tiffany Yates Martin
How to Make Living with Your Writing by Joanna Penn
It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Hallmark! Writing a Made-for-TV Christmas Movie: The Unofficial Guide by Heather Hughes & Kate Wharton
Reading in Bed
A comfy shredded memory foam reading pillow that supports your neck.
A Kindle so you never run out of books. The soft warm light makes it easy to read in bed without waking your partner.
The Flippy keeps your hands from getting tired when you are reading on your Kindle or working on your Ipad.
This adjustable lap desk is perfect for reading, working, even eating in bed. If you put it on a table, you can use it as a standing desk.
A book light for those times you are reading a physical book, and don’t want to disturb your partner. The arms are adjustable so you have the light exactly where you want it.
Productivity and Organization
The Bullet Journal Method: Track the Past, Order the Present, Design the Future by Ryder Carroll for starting the new year off right. This organizational system changed my life. A cool journal for your bullet journal.
A Comfortable Desk
A back support cushion makes any chair comfortable. This pillow is also a life saver on long commutes or road trips.
This Logitech ergonomic wireless keyboard protects your wrist and hands from strain.
Memory foam wrist rest protects your rest when you are using your mouse.
A second monitor increases productivity. No more clicking between windows.
A monitor riser puts your monitor at eye level to prevent eye strain. This clear one looks great on a desk.
An under desk footrest prevents lower back pain.
This adjustable laptop stand keeps your computer at a comfortable height and swivels.
This document holder props up documents and books for easy reference will you are writing.
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