All I want for Christmas … A writer’s wish list

Now this probably goes without saying but Christmas is the time when I, like many of you I would imagine, stock up on writerly things for the year. Be it office supplies or books, I’m always more than a little anxious to restock and replace my most used possessions. Out with the old and in with the new they say.

So with that in mind I thought I’d make a little list, of what I’m hoping for but what might work well for yourself or other writers in your life.

1. New notebooks!
I don’t know about you but I am constantly writing. Go figure. I have a food and weight loss journal, a daily checklist/diary journal, and of course at least one notebook per project that I’m currently working on. And depending on the size of the notebook and the frequency with which I make entries, I can go through 4-8 a year. And o course my stock pile is dwindling so I’m in the market for some more cool notebooks. I’m thinking a replica of river songs diary from dr who! Available at

2. Pens!!!!
What good is a notebook without a writing instrument. I have this particular quirk where I hate black, blue, or red pens. So what do I use you might ask. Well, I write with purple. Only purple. All the time. And I’m almost out so those are a must find. And on that note.

3. Quills and ink
Yep you read that right. I actually am really fond of nibbed pens, so I like to pick a few of this up every year. They make quite a mess if you spill the bottles though so beware if you’re clumsy like me. 😉

4. Lap desk
I frequently find myself writing in bed so this is a wonderful tool to have, very comfortable and convenient with a pen slot and cup holder. Unfortunately I use mine so much that they fall apart on me every 6 months or so.

5. Hard cover books!!!!
Or just books in general. I have about 200 books on my to read list but this year I’m requesting hard copies of some books I have digital copies of and some that I’ve just recently read from the library.

This years list…

Hunger games trilogy by Suzanne Collins
The name of the wind by Patrick Rothfuss
The wise man’s fear by Patrick Rothfuss

2-5 of Percy Jackson and the Olympians by Rick Riordan
1-3 of the heroes of Olympus by Rick Riordan

So I wish you happy gift hunting and Yuletide celebrating.

Also 6. Chocolate

7. High quality tea or coffee

4 responses to “All I want for Christmas … A writer’s wish list

  1. You are the only other writer I have ever had the extreme pleasure to meet who also uses nibbed pens!! (though, instead of quills I fancy fountain pens) What kind of writing do you do?

    • I like fountain pens and quills actually, although its harder to find a really nice quill. In any case I write urban fantasy and dystopian scifi novels for young adults. Though I sometimes also linger in paranormal horror. I’m cool like that 🙂

    • Oh I’ve read everything on my list of books it’s just that I don’t own a copy and I love it so much I want to have a hard cover. I actually have the hunger games ebooks but I still prefer turning real pages so I’ll buy them again. 🙂 and yes they are absolutely wonderful.

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