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by Script Reader Pro in Life As A Screenwriter
December 11, 2017 0 comments
Christmas gifts for writers

Yes, Christmas has rolled around once again, and in the spirit of the upcoming holiday season we thought we’d spread a little joy by giving you some ideas for Christmas gifts for writers!

Whether you need ideas for gifts for other writers, or to tell other people what you’d like from Santa, we’re pretty sure you’ll find something in the following list. These Christmas gifts for writers are in no particular order buy range from cheap ($15), to really expensive ($11,000), so there’s plenty of ideas in here whatever your budget.

Happy shopping and a very happy Christmas from all of us at Script Reader Pro!

1. WRITER EMERGENCY PACK ($19)

Created by screenwriter, John August, the 26 illustrated cards in this pack contain questions on story, character and conflict to help you rethink plot holes, freshen up boring characters and generally get your creative juices humming.

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Find out more about the Writer Emergency Pack.

2. EVERNOTE PREMIUM ($60 / year)

What’s all the fuss about Evernote? Some people can’t live without this all-purpose note taking, organizing app. Others either don’t know what it is or just don’t get it. If you’re in the first category you might want to introduce another writer to the wonders of Evernote. If you’re in the latter, maybe it’s worth a second look?

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Check out Evernote Premium

3. “I WRITE. WHAT’S YOUR SUPERPOWER?” MUG ($9)

If you’re a writer, no doubt you manage to consume quite a few coffees (or other hot beverages) during the day. Here’s a fantastic mug that will remind you what you should be doing while hitting play on another episode of Stranger Things.

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Buy a “I Write. What’s Your Super Power?” Mug

4. AQUA NOTES WATERPROOF NOTEPAD ($7)

Ever been in the middle of a bath or shower and had a fantastic idea for your script, only to realize you’ve got no way of writing it down before you forget? That’s where this handy waterproof notepad comes in… Never worry about forgetting another cliffhanger ending to Act 2 ever again.

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Order an Aqua Pad

5. SCRIPTFEST TICKET ($325+)

This premiere LA screenwriting event takes place in June 2018 so is a little after Christmas, but nevertheless this has to be one of the best Christmas gifts for writers – a chance to pitch your feature or TV show to the industry and network with fellow writers.

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Enroll at ScriptFest

6. SCRIPT HACKR SCREENWRITING COURSE ($99)

Sorry, we couldn’t resist plugging of our own gift ideas in here too. The course contains hacks and exercises used by pro screenwriters in order to nail story, structure, characters and more and you can download it directly to your laptop and work at your own pace.

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Read more about Script Hackr

7. STARBUCKS GIFT CARD ($10 to $100)

We know… writing a screenplay in Starbucks on a MacBook Pro has to be up there with the most widely known cliches about screenwriters. So why not live up to it by adding this to your Christmas presents for writers list! A Starbucks gift card will keep you or your loved one supplied with a hearty supply of coffee for months to come.

christmas gifts for writers

Buy a Starbucks gift card

8. UNCONVENTIONAL GUIDE TO FREELANCE WRITING ($39 or $58)

Chris Guillebeau is an entrepreneur and professional traveler who knows a thing or two about hustling to make money on the side while pursuing a passion project. Just the man to tell you then all about how to use your skills as a writer to money writing for magazines, web copy or for social media while trying to break in as a screenwriter.

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Choose an Unconventional Guide To Writing

9. MOLESKINE NOTEBOOK ($15+)

No Christmas gifts for writers list would be complete without a trusty notebook. Sometimes it’s good to get offline and do things the old-fashioned way—especially for writers who often need to jot down notes, pictures, symbols for act breaks or whatever while on the go. These classic notebooks are perfect for doing just that.

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Check out some Moleskine Notebooks

10. STANDING DESK ($395+)

Sitting down for long periods of time is bad for you. Really bad. That’s why this standing desk may be the answer to solving all your aches and pains and prevent any serious posture issues down the road. Christmas presents for writers don’t get much more practical than this.

Christmas gifts for writers

11. BOSE QUIET COMFORT IN-EAR HEADPHONES ($250)

Once you’re in Starbucks and want to really knuckle down and concentrate, you might need these headphones to help you focus. They’re one of the very best in-ear headphones on the market when it comes to blocking out external noise and also come in a full over-the-ear version too. 

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Read more about Bose QC20 Headphones

12. “STEAL LIKE AN ARTIST” T-SHIRT ($29)

Austin Kleon is a best-selling author who writes and speaks about creativity in the digital age. One of his mantras is that the best writers steal from the best writers who preceded them. This snazzy t-shirt was made in its honor.

Christmas gifts for writers

Order a “Steal Like An Artist” t-shirt

13. “GO AWAY I’M WRITING” DOOR SIGN ($10)

This is the perfect Christmas gift for writers who need a way to let everyone else know they’re knee-deep in rewrites and don’t want to be disturbed at any cost. Hang outside your door and keep the disturbances at bay!

Christmas gifts for writers

Buy the “Go Away I’m Writing” Door Sign

14. SCRIPT COVERAGE ($159+)

Do you or someone you know have a screenplay that could do with a second pair of eyes? How about a second pair of eyes that belong to a professional screenwriter? That’s what separates our script coverage from the rest – the fact you can choose a working screenwriter to read your script according to its genre. You can purchase a script coverage service of your choice anytime before Christmas and hand in the screenplay within the next year. Christmas gifts for writers

Check out some Script Coverage

15. REMOTE YEAR ($11,000+)

Now we’re getting serious! Remote Year are an organization that bring together people who are able to work freelance anywhere in the world and do just that—for four months or one year, living in a different city each month. An amazing way to inspire your screenwriting if ever there was one.

Christmas gifts for writers

Consider embarking on a Remote Year

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Let us know what you think of these Christmas gifts for writers in the comments below. Hopefully, we just made your gift-buying experience for 2017 that little bit easier.

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