Gifts for Writers

Posted by on December 03, 2015 in Books | Comments Off on Gifts for Writers

Muses are notoriously difficult to capture – wily creatures. And they bite. Hard. Particularly when you attempt to wrap them in bows. So, it’s safer to leave the muse wrangling to the author in your life and choose gifts that don’t draw blood, or stalk you for that matter.


What writer doesn’t love books, right? Even better, books that will help them hone their craft in 2016! So see, you can show them how supportive you are, you sweet thing. 😉

Here’s a list of ten writing books that I love and can vouch for because I’ve read them and they’re on my shelf and will stay there forever and ever and…never mind. Anyway, you can’t go wrong with any of these –



     Hooked by Les Edgerton (also Finding Your Voice)




     Writing with Quiet Hands by Paula Munier (also Plot Perfect)




    Voice by James Scott Bell (also Conflict & Suspense)




     Spunk & Bite by Arthur Plotnik




     Writing the Breakout Novel by Donald Maass (Also The Fire in Fiction)




     The Art of Character by David Corbett




     Vex, Hex, Smash, Smooch by Constance Hale (also, Sin & Syntax)




    Stein on Writing by Sol Stein




     Characters, Emotions & Viewpoint by Nancy Kress



     Writing with Emotion, Tension & Conflict by Cheryl St. John


You guys didn’t really expect me to stick to 10, did you?