Thursday, 24 November 2011

10 Xmas Gifts for a Writer

Dear Father Christmas

For some time now I have been telling people that I am a writer.  Now I need to look the part.  Perhaps you could help by bringing me one or more of the lovely items below!

P.s. Sherry and mince pie on the mantelpiece as always!

  1. A Pen.  Montblanc would be great, but that would suggest I am a commercial success, so perhaps a Fisher Space Pen from would be more fitting.  A style icon and indestructible.     
  2. A notebook for capturing all my ideas (why do they always arrive at 3am?).  For this the only option is Moleskin.  There are plenty of styles and sizes to choose from at
  3. For spelling on the move a heavy dictionary and thesaurus just aren't practical.  But if I had a Kindle I could download both and have all the spellings, definitions and synonyms I need at the tip of my fingers.
  4. An ipad
  5. A really great bag to carry all this paraphernalia around.  Perhaps something from or
  6. A Panama Hat to really hammer home the point.  Try
  7. A huge bag of self-belief!
  8. No aspiring writer should be without The Writers' and Artists' Yearbook.  Find the 2012 Edition at
  9. Similarly a subscription to Writing Magazine would make a perfect gift.
  10. A publishing contract.  Sort that Father Christmas and I'll see to it that no-one ever questions your existence ever again!

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