|The only Spider that I could possible love.|
There are plenty of free options out there for authors, but if you don't mind investing a little cold hard cash - maybe as a late Christmas gift to yourself - here's a rundown by Top10Reviews of the best creative writing software. I love this site because it uses multiple side-by-side comparisons. The Gold award goes to WriteItNow5 at a reasonable $69.95.
Love to drink coffee or wine while writing? Need a gift for that member of the family that's impossible to buy for? Check out Amazing Clubs. They offer a wide selection of choices ranging from Hot Sauce Of the Month to Bacon to Dog Treats.
Beauty, horsepower and fair MPG. What's not to love about the Alfa Romeo 4C Spider? To save weight, the chassis is made entirely of carbon fiber. Acceleration is 0-60mph in 4.1 seconds. Price tag? Not so bad - starting at $63,900. Your kid doesn't REALLY want to go to college anyway. Arrive in style at your next book signing...
The Royal Epoch manual typewriter is currently sold out at Urban Outfitters, which just goes to show that many of us still stick with the old fashioned way of doing things when it comes to writing. But whether you're looking for a refurbished classic or a more modern version of the venerable typewriter, you can find it here at myTypewriter.com. They also sell manuals, replacement ribbons and gifts such as typewriter key cuff links.
If you really want to splurge on something like a fountain pen or a fine leather business bag or folio, you can find them at Levenger. (Of course, it's also fun to just browse if you can't afford $150 for a pen.)
I make my own paperweights by collecting rocks and painting them to look like animals. But for those with more discerning taste and a slightly heavier wallet, check out some of the gorgeous art glass paperweights at ArtfulHome.
|Glass paperweight by Eric Bailey|
I hope that all of you are enjoying the holidays and I wish all a happy, peaceful New Year.