I don’t know about you, but I got more than my fair share of gifts around the holidays.

Both because I love celebrating Christmas (and force those around me to love it too, haha) but also because Christmas is my birthday!

And as a writer, there are lots of gifts I love to receive. A beautiful new pen, a candle, a cozy wrap for those early morning writing sessions, a blank journal just waiting to be filled. If you’re a writer, I imagine you like these things, too.

But I’ve learned over the years that there is one gift writers need more than any other.


Give the gift of writing.


In this video you’ll learn:

  • The most important gift you can give a writer (or receive, if you’re the writer in question!)
  • Some specific ways you can give this gift—to yourself or someone else
  • The precious message you’re sending when you give this gift, which is truly priceless


I hope you’ll watch—and pass it along to your loved ones!

The Best Gift for Writers video


Kelly Notaras is the founder of kn literary arts and the author of THE BOOK YOU WERE BORN TO WRITE: Everything You Need to (Finally) Get Your Wisdom Onto the Page and Into the World, published by Hay House. An editor for 20 years, she’s worked at HarperCollins, Penguin, Hyperion and Sounds True. She speaks regularly at the Hay House Writer’s Workshops and offers consultation by appointment. Find out more about how she can help you with your book.