8 gifts for the writers in your life

This guide will give you ideas for any wordsmith this holiday season.

There’s still plenty of time to find that perfect holiday gift for your special wordsmith.

However, some people are harder to shop for than others. What can you get the person who already has subscriptions to all the major style guides and worn-out copies of “On Writing” by Stephen King and “Eats, Shoots & Leaves” by Lynne Truss?

Here are eight ideas:

1. “1000 Totally Unfair Words for Scrabble & Words With Friends: Outrageously Legitimate Words to Crush the Enemy in Your Favorite Word Games”

For a writer, there is nothing worse than being obliterated at Scrabble. Be prepared for your next game with this ultimate Scrabble reference guide.

2. Storymatic

Storymatic is a set of 540 cards that can be used to generate story ideas and get past writer’s block. It can also be used to play a writing prompt game.

There’s a version for kids, too.

3. The Emotion Thesaurus: A Writer’s Guide to Character Expression

This book helps writers better express their characters’ emotions by “highlighting 75 emotions and listing the possible body language cues, thoughts and visceral responses for each.”

4. “I’m a writer. What’s your super power?” t-shirt

This can be worn under your sweater at work or while playing your next game of Scrabble.

5. First lines of literature mug

This mug features only the first lines, not the works they come from. See how many you can guess correctly.

6. William Shakespeare’s Mix and Match Magnetic Wardrobe

Let your fridge be the stage with this 34-piece set that includes both period and modern garb.

7. “I love the smell of books” pendant

Writers who still love to read paper books will appreciate this gem.

8. Wattpad

Wattpad is a social media platform for readers and writers that enables users to post articles, stories, fan fiction and poems. Users can comment on stories or join groups within the site.

The site also includes 17,000 e-books from Project Gutenberg. Encourage the writer in your life to join and post content.

What gift ideas would you add to this list, Ragan readers?

Laura Hale Brockway is an Austin-based writer and editor and a regular contributor to PR Daily.com. Read more of her work at impertinentremarks.com.

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