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10 Gift Ideas For Writers

giftby Catherine L. Tully

Well, the holidays are right around the corner–so I thought I would do a “gift ideas” post for writers. Most of us are friends with other writers, so it goes without saying that we not only would like to get some of these, but can give a few as well. Please share if you have others!

Here are my ten suggestions:

1. Stephen King’s book, On Writing. It’s terrific.

2. A gift card for a nice meal out…. Continue reading 10 Gift Ideas For Writers

100 Ways to Improve Your Writing


Why am I purchasing this book today? 100 Ways to Improve Your Writing by Gary Provost is, to be completely honest, one of those books I don’t even need to read the cover blurbs for. I’m the kind of person who constantly looks for ways to improve–everything from re-reading the Chicago Manual of Style to memorizing Strunk & White, I have become a student of the written word.

Even after decades of writing and editing, I still find the best way to stay on top of my game is to read books like this. Even if I think I know the writing game pretty well, volumes like this one ALWAYS have something I forgot to consider or never saw in quite THAT way before. So I’m purchasing this book from Amazon today, just as soon as I get done writing this up. If you’re a student of the writing game, chances are you’re in the same boat I am…you have probably already read this one and I’m just a come-lately on this title.


This is hands down the best book on writing I have ever, ever read. It’s smart, funny (hillarious really) and is one of those books that you will be very sorry to have end. I wish he’d write another one. Frankly, I’m not a big Stephen King fan, but this book has some of the best advice I have ever seen on the craft. I have a good deal of respect for him after having read this, and it is something I would highly recommend to any writer–new or established. I don’t write fiction and I still got a lot out of it.

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