Episode 32: #WriterGifts, 'Tis the Season to Write!

...in which Jess and KJ offer some gift ideas for the writer in your life, or to suggest as gifts for yourself. Jess confesses a need for hard deadlines, and KJ implores you to make time to write despite the flurry of the season.

(#AmWriting with Jess & KJ is available on iTunes and AudioBoom and you should subscribe. Really.)


NY Times Well
The Gift of Failure: How the Best Parents Learn to Let Go So Their Children Can Succeed, Jess Lahey
#AmWriting with Jess and KJ
The Atlantic
Vermont Public Radio
KJ's Twitter
Jess' Twitter
KJ's Instagram
Jess' Instagram



Today Will Be Different, Maria Semple
Where'd You Go, Bernadette?, Maria Semple
Dublin Murder Squad Series, Tana French
The Pie Life, Samantha Ettus
Babies Ruin Everything, Matthew Swanson & Robbi Behr
Neighborhood Sharks, Katherine Roy
Atlas Obscura


Jess’ Products

Pilot Varsity disposable fountain pens, 7-pack of assorted colors
Jess' favorite page flags, by Semikolon
Girl of All Work page flags, and especially Jess' favorite, the Pride and Prejudice characters.
Mole Hollow candles, because working with a candle nearby makes Jess feel like Louisa May Alcott
Jess' favorite alphabet tape, by Pi'lo, for wrapping presents to writers. 
The Fillion, by Little Mountain Bindery



Decoupage tissue box covers
Coffee cup made of coffee beans 
Vintage grammar chart 
Whoever Tells the Best Story Wins
Typewriter alphabet
Flow subscription
Utility canvas tote
Debrief bag: these awesome fantastic POCKETS
Literary Box from Quarterly.co
Tim Grahl’s Productive Writer Course 
Lisa’s 100 Days to The Organize 365 100 Days Whole House Challenge