Jingle bells, jingle bells - ohHi! Nat and PJ are singing because of this episode, where authors and coaches Windy Lynn Harris and Susan Pohlman talked with us about wonderful gifts for writers that we can give and request, including experiences such as writing retreats and coaching.
Susan Pohlman is the founder and director of The Phoenix Writers Network and the author of two travel memoirs: Halfway to Each Other: How a Year in Italy Brought Our Family Home and A Time to Seek: Meaning, Purpose, and Spirituality at Midlife. She is a freelance writer, editor, writing coach, and workshop facilitator. Her essays have been published in a variety of print and online outlets including: The Washington Times, Tiferet Journal, Family Digest, The Family, Raising Arizona Kids, Guideposts Magazine, Homelife Magazine, AZ Parenting, Goodhousekeeping.com, and others.
Windy Lynn Harris is the author of Writing & Selling Short Stories & Personal Essays: The Essential Guide to Getting Your Work Published (Writer’s Digest Books). She’s a prolific writer, a trusted mentor, and a frequent speaker at literary events. Her long list of short stories and personal essays have been published in literary, trade, and women’s magazines across the U.S. and Canada in places like The Literary Review,The Sunlight Press, and Literary Mama, among many other journals.
You'll hear lots of fun conversation about gifts and getaways for every writer:
Favorite writerly gifts - things you can wrap - that your writer friends and family are sure to love, from items you actually write on or write with, to resources and fun things to adorn one's writing space (Nat and PJ both added things to their lists based on this conversation)
Writing experiences you could gift to the writer in your life, or ask for from friends & family
How writing retreats and writing conferences are gifts that keep giving
Why giving the gift of a writing coach's time might be the best gift of all for aspiring writers in your life and anyone who wants to take their work to the next level
IMPORTANT LINKS FROM THE SHOW
Check out Writer Travel Retreats - Endless Mountains for a great example of what to look for in a writing retreat (Nat and PJ loved attending)
Consider gifting a writer in your life with Windy's book, Writing & Selling Short Stories & Personal Essays: The Essential Guide to Getting Your Work Published (available through most bookstores)
Consider gifting anyone who loves memoirs with either of Susan's books, Halfway to Each Other: How a Year in Italy Brought Our Family Home and A Time to Seek: Meaning, Purpose, and Spirituality at Midlife.