It’s almost Valentine’s Day. Are you having trouble figuring out what to get the love of your life, who is also a writer? It can be hard when it seems they have every book known to man and you aren’t sure what you can get to help them on their writing journey. Here are some suggestions that will make your Valentine’s heart stop and their fingers freeze on their keyboard.
Gifts For the Writer In Your Life This Valentine’s Day
- Useful books about writing-Talk to the writer in your life and see where he or she is on their writing journey. Where are they struggling? Figure it out and then do some detailed research as to how you can find the best book to help them. Are they confused about the writing, publishing, and launch process? Check out Breaking Orbit by Jonathan Green. Do they want to learn how to write faster? 20k A Day by Jonathan Green may be useful. Are they struggling with how to do an outline? Find some books about that topic. Do they want to know about Amazon ads? Try Mastering Amazon Ads by Brian D. Meeks.
- Courses-Ask the writer in your life if they have picked out a person who teaches authorship or ads or marketing to use for mentorship. If so, do some research and buy them an e-course to take from this person.
- Grammarly-I love Grammarly and have used both the free and paid versions. In my opinion, the free version is great if you’re writing articles and blog posts for clients. However, if you’re writing a book, I recommend the paid version. It is a little costly, at $140 a year but so worth it. Either way, you could load it onto your writer’s computer and surprise them.
- Scrivener– Scrivener is a tool that helps you write and organize your work. I have been using it for about a month, and I like it. It’s effortless to move chapters around if needed, and I can see what the main scenes are in a section at a glance.
- KDP Rocket-I’ve been using KDP Rocket for about eight months, and it is one of the most useful tools I have ever used. This program helps you research ideas, categories, and keywords for your book. I do research on here first before I even start writing. You can see your competition, their sales rank, sales per day, and how much they make in a month. This information helps you figure out if an idea or category is a good one.
More Gifts For the Author In Your Life
6. Snacks-Make a gift basket of beverages and snacks for the creative in your life. There is nothing like our favorite drink or crunchy snack to help ponder an idea or dilemma.
7. Tickets to a Writer’s Retreat or Convention– Find out if there is a specific event or convention that your Valentine would like to attend, get tickets, and take them.
8. Author Convention– See if there is an author convention near you where your author can meet the authors that inspire them. Get tickets and take them.
9. Take Out Delivery Basket-Make a basket of gift cards for restaurants that deliver. For a special touch, add a copy of each restaurant’s menu too. Sometimes when we’re deep in the zone, cooking is out of the question.
10. Spa Day/Massage-Working on our masterpieces can lead to sore shoulders, necks, and backs. Treat your author to a day at the spa for some relaxation.
11. Standing Desk-This is an excellent alternative to sitting all day long.
12. Ergonomic Office Equipment– Ergonomic office supplies like chairs, keyboards, and mouse pads help prevent wear and tear on backs and wrists.
Your writer’s heart is sure to melt over these helpful and thoughtful gifts. Happy Valentine’s Day.