We’ve talked about electronics that help writers. We’ve talked about books on writing craft. There are all those cute t-shirts and tote bags and aprons and mugs and . . . you get my drift . . . with writing quotes and inspirations. If you just want a good laugh, go to www.cafepress.com and search “writing.” You won’t be sorry.
So what is left?
I tried to come up with some more products, and I did come up with one idea that might help with dialogue and character movement–http://www.shakespearesden.com/gwfp.html Great Writers Finger Puppets. Hey, at least people won’t think you’re talking to yourself. You can just say, “What? It was the finger puppets!”
Another thought was a subscription to People or US Weekly magazines. Other than the web, it would be a great place to find those characters that you need to describe. If you compile a hard copy of clipped pictures in your character file, you can’t beat those kinds of publications.
Something else I love is very simple, and very predicable. Books. Books in my genre. Books by author-friends. Books by new authors that sound really intriguing. Or gift cards to favorite book STORES . . . 🙂
But while all these things are great, there is really only one gift I would like for Christmas.
And that’s something that no one can give me except myself.
The really neat thing is that God gives us a special bit of time, just this time of year. It’s called “Christmastime.” In the hustle and bustle of preparing for all those things that are “expected,” there are little bits of TIME that make us stop and smile.
Like Charlie Brown, just because it’s Christmas doesn’t mean we always FEEL like it’s Christmas. Christmastime is sometimes described as a state of mind that comes and goes.
But it’s so much more. It’s TIME with our families and loved ones. It’s TIME to celebrate Jesus’ birth. It’s TIME to thank God for sending that little baby that in a span of 33 short years lived, taught, died, and rose again for us.
As Linus said, so aptly, “That’s what Christmas is all about, Charlie Brown.”
Linus Explains the True Meaning of Christmas: