QUICK BYTES – Christmas Gift Ideas

SnappyFor the writer in you – or in your circle of friends, maybe some of these ideas might be fun for your gift list, if the Amazon gift card isn’t quite what you wanted…

  • How about a gift subscription to Writer’s Digest, Writers Market or Writer Magazine?
  • How about a paid registration to a great local or national conference? (Contact me if you want some suggestions, at nancy@nlquatrano.com.
  • How about Julia Cameron’s The ARTIST’S WAY  – available in all major bookstores and a wonderful system of inspiration!
  • How about organizing a writing retreat? Chip in for a hotel suite for a weekend or even 2-3 days during the week (when rates are lower) and do nothing but eat, sleep, write!
  • How about a basket or bag of books? You know you have many you will never get to! Toss in a book light or unique bookmark, a bottle of bubblebath or a box of dark chocolates, and VOILA! Basket wrap readily available at almost any store – go for clear or a color and tie on a paper snowflake to make it special.
  • Write a poem or a short story for that special person – print it on a special holiday card stock, hole punch the left corner at the fold and tie colorful ribbon for an “ornament” effect. Loop it on the neck of a bottle of wine, or use it to “wrap” a writing magazine.
  • Visit Kobobooks.com and you can send an e-book as a gift to a reader of your choice! I noticed that option when checking on our short story collection, SNOWBIRD CHRISTMAS, which by the way would also make a great gift! 🙂  Not a gift card, the actual book will be sent to them.

We’re writers – stretch your creativity and you’re sure to come up with something very special and “writerly” too!

Keep reading and writing! NQ


About NL Quatrano

Award-winning author, speaker, editor and ghost writer, Nancy owns a full-time editing, writing and specialty publishing business: On-Target Words/WC Publishing. Volunteer/member of professional writing organizations including Florida Writers Assoc., Sisters in Crime, and AWAI. 2010 Professional Woman of the Year by the NAPW. Linked in Editor Pick May 2013. International Women's Leadership Association nominee for Outstanding Leadership 2014. Author of Murder in Black and White, Still Shot, Merciful Blessings, and numerous published short stories.
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