Welcome back, readers!
INGMAR ALBIZU @ INGMARALBIZU.COM
“ A subscription to either Writers Digest magazine or Locus Magazine (the Publishers Weekly of Science Fiction and Fantasy). One of those fancy pens authors use to sign autographs.
A wine and cheese gift basket.
Of course, the best gift would be to find an agent. Happy holidays to you and your family.”
JENNIFER DOTSON @ HIGHLANDPARK POETRY
“ I highly recommend the Poetry Prompt Advent Calendar from Two Sylvias Press - https://www.twosylviaspress.com/advent-calendar-prompts.html. The cost is $25 and your favorite poet receives 31 days. See the website for details. If you're exchanging gifts later in the month, Two Sylvias Press also offers a calendar of monthly inspiration each April for poetry month."
KAREN LANGE @NEWSBREAK.COM
" I wouldn't mind a gift certificate for online courses (Udemy, Hubspot, and the like) - even if not in the entirety, a little something to help toward the total is always nice. The usual journals, pens, post its, etc. are always nice too.”
MARCIE HILL @MARCIEWRITES.COM
“Here are a few suggestions: Annual subscription to Chicago Writers Association for $25 for local writers. Annual subscription to Sistah's Place magazine for $25. Jigsaw puzzles.”
“A writers’ gift:
Permission to develop more your Inner Voice—to help you in writing quandaries and your life. We develop the IV with practice: get quiet or meditate, ask a question internally, and listen. Answer will come, either immediately or later, either in your head or through something external—a song, a snippet of conversation, a tv show. Your IV is reliable and infallible.”
"A subscription to Grammarly."
"Topping my list would be blank notebooks for journaling and a writer's desk lamp."
LILLIAN MITCHUM@ BLACK PLAYWRIGHTS INITIATIVE
Suggests "A pocket dictionary, designer pens and small notebooks for jotting down ideas."