WRITING WEDNESDAY: The Writer’s Holiday Wish List

After reading Ava Jae’s lovely holiday book recommendation list over on Writability (and putting a significant dent in my credit card buying most of them), I thought it would be fun to do the same! But, since most of the books I read this year have titles likeΒ Dubin’s Rapid Interpretation of ECGs or Principles and Practices of Infectious Diseases, I’ve had to branch out a little from only books. Instead, I’ve created a sort of holiday wish list for writers — awesome gifts that you can get your favourite writer friend πŸ™‚

1. “WRITER” Bookends! So adorable, from Knob Creek Metal Arts.

2. Writing posters These are hundreds of these out there, but I especially love the one on the left, for some reason… πŸ˜‰

3. Writing Dishware! Okay, I know that people probably won’t buy/use this. But it’s so adorable, I had to include it.

4. Moleskine Notebooks Does anyone else just sort of collect Moleskine notebooks, even though they do all their writing on a computer? No? Just me? Mmk.

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5. THIS T-SHIRT! Hahahah okay I know it’s kind of ugly, but come on. It’s hilarious.

6. Books! (duh) Here are just a few of my favorites.

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A light, fun read with a quirky male protagonist.

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An all-time fave!

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Everything Shane Koyczan does is AMAZING ❀

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A great read for the holidays, if you have several work-free days to fill πŸ™‚

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I know everyone in the universe has already read this… but I hadn’t until last week, and it’s fantastic.

Hushed by Kelley York – a NA LGTB thriller. So creepy and awesome!!!

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TERRIBLE TUESDAY

I have tried about ten times to write a coherent, non-gushing, non-crazy introduction to this week’s video. So far, I’ve been wildly unsuccessful.

But I’ll give it one more shot.

Ahem.

This is a video by the incredible, amazing, inspiring — rein it in, self, rein it in!! — Canadian spoken word poet Shane Koyczan. If you’ve never heard of him… well, prepare to spend the next five or six hours watching every video on his YouTube channel.

All right. Here you go. “Shoulders”, by Shane Koyczan and the Short Story Long.

Prepare yourself for goosebumps.

If you’ll be in Canada in March or April of next year, you can buy tickets for Shane Koyczan’s spoken word tour here.

Happy Terrible Tuesday, everyone πŸ™‚

xo Elizabeth