Friday, December 21, 2012

10 Gifts for Writers


Are you still finishing your holiday shopping?  Here’s my top ten gifts for the writer on your list.

·        A gift certificate for a writers retreat - A perfect gift for any writer.

·       ·          Books – Writers are readers, so a good book or a gift certificate to a book store is always a good choice.

·        ·        A subscription to writer’s magazine like Writer’s Digest or Writers and Poets

·        The 2013 Writer’s Market – If you know a writer getting ready to submit their work, this is an invaluable tool.

·        The Frugal Book Promoter by Carolyn Howard-Johnson is the perfect gift for someone who is out there marketing their book.

·       Bird by Bird by Ann Lamott – An inspirational book for any writer

·      A journal – Even if the writer you know generally works on a computer, give them a journal and they are sure to write in it.

·         An electronic reader – Kindle, Nook or iPad.  Eventually, most writers will need to join the digital age.

·         Scrivener - A great application for managing complex writing projects or keeping track of the research for that next project.

·         Voice recognition software – Dragon Naturally Speaking is a great voice recognition program that can help make the writer more productive.




Mary Jo Guglielmo is writer and intuitive life strategist who has helped writers move their writing careers forward.  Combining intuitive insights with practical know-how, Mary Jo has helped clients discover how to chart their course of action and live their authentic path—their True North.   Mary Jo offers Artist Breakthrough Sessions at reduced rates. (Gift certificates are available.)

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8 comments:

Magdalena Ball said...

Some great suggestions here Mary Jo. I've got a few of them - The Frugal Book Promoter is something of a promotional bible for me, I always have my kindle in the handbag, and the latest Writers Market is on my list (nudge nudget to my hubby who says I'm hard to buy for).

Mary Jo Guglielmo said...

Hope he takes the hint!

Mary Jo Guglielmo said...

And for anyone with an e-reader check out Magdalena Ball's Black Cow. It's free until December 24th. http://www.tinyurl.com/blackcowkb

Carolyn Howard-Johnson said...

Awww, Mary Jo, I'm so proud my Frugal Book Promoter is on your list. And thank you, Magdalena, for the ditto. I love LaMott's Bird by Bird, too.

Very nice list.

Best,

Carolyn Howard-Johnson
Excited about how much the new edition of the Frugal Book Promoter (expanded! updated!) can help writers with the tried and true and the new media, too. Now a USA Book News award-winner in its own right (www.budurl.com/FrugalBkPromo) it the original edition was also a Reader Views winner and an Irwin Award winner.

Carolyn Howard-Johnson said...

PS: Mary Jo, how do you use voice recognition hardware to make yourself more productive? I'd love to have a bulleted article on that for my SharingwithWriters blog (http://sharingwithwriters.blogspot.com).
Best,

Carolyn Howard-Johnson
Excited about how much the new edition of the Frugal Book Promoter (expanded! updated!) can help writers with the tried and true and the new media, too. Now a USA Book News award-winner in its own right (www.budurl.com/FrugalBkPromo) it the original edition was also a Reader Views winner and an Irwin Award winner.

Mary Jo Guglielmo said...

With the voice recognition software you can talk faster than you can type and it converts it to text. But the thing that I find most helpful is I can record when I am away from my computer on my iphone and then when I'm back at the computer connect and it converts to text. I think this only works with the premium version.

Karen Cioffi said...

Great list, Mary Jo. I have The Frugal Book Promoter and use it all the time - a great marketing tool. I just downloaded Maggie's Black Cow and will be reading it as soon as I can.

I have everything on your list, except the last two. They sound like very useful tools. I'll be looking into the Dragon Naturally Speaking.

Mary Jo Guglielmo said...

Scrivener gives you a month free trial to check it out.

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