Gifts for Writers

Shopping for that special someone? Planning a treat-yourself day? Check out these gifts for writers.

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Free Note-recording Apps

Apple Notes App

☞Apple Notes

Love Apple computers, tablets, and phones? Then you’ll enjoy syncing text and image notes across all your devices.

Simplenote App

☞Simplenote

A “simple” text-only tool for recording and syncing notes across all devices—free from Automattic, the makers of WordPress.

Inexpensive Yet Highly Desired Gifts

256 Page Journal

☞256 Page Journal

This dotted page journal is the height of low tech. Armed with a pencil and your imagination, never let a creative thought escape.

Reward Jar

☞Reward Jar

You deserve a quick treat from the reward jar after completing your writing goal for the day.

☞Foot Rest

If your feet dangle, get the support your legs need to feel good while writing.

☞Seat Cushion

The difference between being a writer and being a person of talent is the discipline it takes to apply the seat of your pants to the seat of your chair and finish. It’s easier with this cushion!

☞Portable Backup

Before something gets deleted or the computer’s hard disk crashes, back up your writing with this portable unit.

☞Books for Writers

So many books, so little time. Here are my favorites sorted by topics.

Must-have Apps for Writers

Scrivener

☞Scrivener

Typewriter. Ring-binder. Scrapbook. My favorite writing app, Scrivener, combines all the tools you need to craft your first draft to the finished manuscript. Free trial.

ProWritingAid

☞ProWritingAid

The essential editing tool for writers, ProWritingAid includes a grammar checker, style editor, and writing mentor in one package. See discount.

☞Publisher Rocket

Publisher Rocket will help you get your book in front of more Amazon shoppers so you can market less and spend more time writing.

Canva App

☞Canva

Canva makes logos, book covers, and more, perfect for writers who want to engage readers with book trailers and catchy videos.