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Need Some Writing Gifts for that Writer in Your Life (You, Perhaps)?

Writer's Digest's Christmas & Holiday Gifts for Writers is filled with great writing gift ideas that will not only help any aspiring author write better, but also take that big step to land a literary agent and get published. Click here to check it out.

Choosing holiday gifts for writers can be fun, but can also be a bit of a challenge. That's why we're here to help. Writer's Digest's Christmas & Holiday Gifts for Writers is filled with great writing gift ideas that will not only help any aspiring author write better, but also take that big step to land a literary agent and get published. Items on this list include books on writing, software to help you outline a manuscript, market listings of agents and publishers (and guidelines on how to submit to them), a complete blueprint to getting published, gift cards to the Writer's Digest Shop and more.

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With collections that bundle together popular writing essentials like How to Blog a Book and Writing 21st Century Fiction, it's the perfect holiday gift guide to help you give that writer in your life the best present of all—a chance to take his or her writing career to the next level. Check out this online catalog of Christmas & Holiday Gifts for Writers and pick up a gift today.

Writing Mistakes Writers Make: Collecting Advice but Never Writing

Writing Mistakes Writers Make: Collecting Advice (but Never Writing)

The Writer's Digest team has witnessed many writing mistakes over the years, so this series helps identify them for other writers (along with correction strategies). This week's mistake is to collect writing advice at the expense of actually writing.

The Benefits of a Book Coach for Writers

The Benefits of Having a Book Coach for Writers

What is a book coach? How could they help authors? Award-winning author and writing instructor Mark Spencer answers these questions and more in this post about the benefits of having a book coach for writers.

Clare Chambers: On Starting Fresh and Switching Gears

Clare Chambers: On Starting Fresh and Switching Gears

Award-winning author Clare Chambers discusses the fear and excitement of switching genre gears in her new historical fiction novel, Small Pleasures.

Poetic Forms

Exquisite Corpse: Poetic Forms

Poetic Form Fridays are made to share various poetic forms. This week, we look at the exquisite corpse (or exquisite cadaver), a collaborative poem that would make a fun poetic game.

How Opening Ourselves to Other People Can Make Us Better Writers

How Opening Ourselves to Other People Can Make Us Better Writers

The writing process is both individual and communal, as receiving constructive feedback and outside encouragement helps our drafts become finished manuscripts. Author Peri Chickering discusses how opening ourselves up to others can make us better writers.

What Forensic Science’s Godmother Taught Me About Writing Mysteries

What Forensic Science’s Godmother Taught Me About Writing Mysteries

Stephanie Kane discusses the impact of Frances Glessner Lee, the godmother of forensic science, and her crime scene dioramas on writing mysteries.

Plot Twist Story Prompts: Still Alive

Plot Twist Story Prompts: Still Alive

Every good story needs a nice (or not so nice) turn or two to keep it interesting. This week, reveal that a character who was thought deceased is actually still among the living.

Mark Anthony: On Destigmatizing Paranormal Communication

Mark Anthony: On Destigmatizing Paranormal Communication

Author Mark Anthony hopes to educate and normalize paranormal communication with his new spirituality book, The Afterlife Frequency.

Ways Animals Have Interacted With Writers Through the Centuries

Ways Animals Have Interacted With Writers Through the Centuries

Across the globe and spanning lifetimes, animals have always operated as more than simply animals within the stories they reside. Author Richard Girling discusses how animals have interacted with writers throughout the centuries.