This time of year it’s inevitable that there will be posts about gifts for writers. As a matter of fact, if you Google, you will find all sorts of suggestions for pretty pens, nifty notebooks and lots of other alliterative alternatives that I could list if I wasn’t too lazy today to think them up.
Before you get the wrong idea, this blog post isn’t about gifts to give writers. As I just mentioned, if you need those suggestions, Google is the way to go. If, on the other hand, you are looking for ways to turn your writing into gifts, you are in the right place. That’s right! Here’s a blog post about gifts *drum roll* writers can give.
This weekend, take a moment to list all the different ways you can use your writing skills to create gifts for those people on your list. Here are some ideas to help get you started:
*Make coupons: A resume update, help with a thank you note, free proofreading… Give the gift of your writing talent.
*Share something personal: write an old-fashioned love letter to a family member.
*Tell a story: Craft a tale for young or old to share on a wintery night.
*Collect history: Interview family members and write a family history to share.
Don’t forget poems, songs, jokes, recipes, trivia and puzzles, too. If you can write it, you can give it.
When you have time, make at least one of the gifts on your list.
The Show and Tell Challenge:
Don’t worry, I’m not going to ask you to post your personal gifts as part of the show and tell challenge. But if you’d like to share your ideas for gifts that any writer can create, you are welcome to suggest them in the comments here. I’d love to read them.