Space. Patience. Faith.

(Okay, that’s 3, but I think they all go together.)

Not your advice. Not articles about Amanda Hocking. Not a subscription to the New Yorker.

More than a Macbook or a Moleskine, those 3 things are what your writer needs from you.

And from themselves.

17 responses to “The best gift you can give a writer”

  1. Emy Shin Avatar

    Simple but so very true.

  2. T. S. Bazelli Avatar

    The best gifts don’t come in boxes. :)

  3. Rachele Alpine Avatar

    I love your list! And I’m lucky I get all three from my husband. My puppy might be another story with space, but she’s so cute, I can’t resist! I think you may need to add candy and coffee to that list! :)

  4. Vaughn Avatar

    True dat! Thanks for saying it.

  5. Shari Avatar

    So true. As always, the best and most important gifts are never ones we can actually hold, but the ones that envelop us :)

    (Though … a MacBook sounds REALLY amazing!)

  6. Meghan Ward Avatar

    I wish I could write brilliant 5-sentence posts like this. Then maybe I’d get some writing done! :) Wonderful advice!

  7. Sonje Avatar

    Very true! Sometimes a writer has to do more than give these things to themselves though. They must *take* them, and that can be hard.

  8. Kristan Avatar

    Oh, it IS. It most definitely is. Lol.

    More like I HAD to write a 5-line post because I ran out of time. I’m glad it turned out to be a good 5 lines though!

    +1. Like. Retweet.

  9. Les Avatar

    Really, those are good gifts for anyone in any profession lol.

  10. Jon Avatar

    So true. The best things in life are free, but they always come at some cost.

  11. Amanda Kendle Avatar

    Very true. As a writer who is also a parent, I might add one though: TIME!

    Merry Christmas from Oz :-)

  12. Kristan Avatar

    True, although I think some need it more than others.

    Also true.

    Hehe, I had “time” in there at first, instead of “faith,” but it seemed synonymous with patience.

  13. Pseudo Avatar

    Ahhhhhhh I would love to have more of all three of those in my life.

  14. Danya Avatar

    Just wanted to say, thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting! I’m so glad to hear that you like my New Adult challenge :) I also hope we can convince publishers to take a chance on New Adult lit!

  15. Joelle Wilson Avatar

    The best gifts ever. :)

  16. Julia Avatar

    You forgot soup. And caffeine. Two other important ingredients when writing.

  17. Kristan Avatar

    *crosses fingers*

    You know, I don’t drink much of either of those… Maybe “food and drink of choice” should be included, though.