We’ve all heard the phrase “gifted writer”. But today, I’m thinking about that term much more literally. (Okay, my thoughts are inspired because I’m heading down to Nashville for the Southern Festival of Books, and I’ll be on a panel on Saturday, which just happens to be my birthday…)
So — literal writerly gifts. As a writer, what gifts would you like to receive? What if someone were giving you a $5 gift? $500? $5000? (Yeah, I don’t have anyone giving me $500 or $5000 gifts either. But I’m a writer. I can imagine someone being that generous!)
My $5 gift would be a box of tea, in any flavor of other orange or almond (caffeinated for my morning sessions or decaf for my afternoon sessions.)
My $500 gift would be a few sessions of therapeutic massage, to get the kinks out of my neck and the ache out of my right wrist.
My $5000 gift would be a trip to Prague (and possibly Vienna and/or Budapest), to visit sites, learn more history, and meet more people, places, and things to fold into new stories.
How about you? Let your imagination run wild!