With Christmas fast approaching, it can be tough to buy a gift for the creatives in your life. Personally, I appreciate gifts that speak to my interests and passions and help make my life easier and richer.
When you are passionate about a craft such as writing, it can become all consuming. Getting those words onto a page can be an exhilarating but painful process at times.
As an avid reader and writer I like to work smart. I’m busy, we are all busy. If I can find an app, tool, software or strategy that will save me time; I’m all for it. After writing five books I’ve learnt a few things of what works to keep me focused and efficient.
Here is a compilation of my favorite online tools for writers and perfect Christmas gifts for those who have everything!
Note: Some are affiliate links and earn us a small commission but cost you nothing.
Audible Gift Membership
Listen to Audiobooks on the go, in your car, or on the treadmill. Perfect way to catch up with a book lovers reading list super fast.
Turn your book and knowledge into a course that just keeps on giving. With an intuitive design, modern look and easy eCommerce setup, you can be selling your ideas in no time.
Reedsy for Writers
Perfect for writing, editing and formatting books. Create a free account and start writing your book. With an easy drag and drop feature it makes it easy to organize and find chapters without the dreaded scrolling. Get $25 at sign up to spend on services.
Get $10 off your first order. If you prefer to speak instead of write your ideas, Rev will quickly transform your words into text so you can edit it easily.
Find exquisite looking yet affordable graphics, templates and stock photography for your website, social media and books.
Boost your email list building efforts with this quiz software.
Host your website on this platform that is dedicated to WordPress and offering troubleshooting support.
If you need a more sophisticated yet affordable email and client management system for your email marketing this is it.
If you’re just starting out with email marketing and need a simple system this is it.
If you need a reliable email newsletter provider with great looking templates you can plug in and go, this is it.
Protect your passwords in this secure cloud based system and avoid having your accounts hacked.
Updraft Plus Security Plugin
Protect and backup your WordPress website on auto with this plugin. Stop brute force attacks and spammy hackers trying to ruin your day.
My favorite tool of all is this easy to use graphic design website. It’s cloud based so your designs are easily accessible from your computer or any device. With great looking royalty free photos and stunning templates you’re designs will make you look like a pro.
Manage your YouTube channel easily, understand your metrics and grow your subscribers.
Build an eCommerce store to sell digital and physical products. With great looking templates and built in merchant credit card processing, you can start earning money when you hit publish.
Christian Healthcare Ministries
Finding affordable healthcare these days is like finding a needle in a haystack. Save thousands by joining this co-op based ministry that provides the financial support when you really need it.
Book “Build Your Author Platform with a Purpose: Marketing Strategies for Writers“
It would be a disservice not to mention my recent book written FOR writers by a WRITER. I compiled everything I know about building a platform of eager readers and fans so your words have an audience.
As a Mindset Coach I’m here to help you shift your thinking and unlock your full potential! If you’re needing support, encouragement and accountability; consider joining my group coaching program Unstick Your Mind.