Gifts for Writers

They say the more you read, the better writer you become. So if you harbour the secret, or not so secret, dream of becoming a writer, then this is the list for you. We have pondered the tools available and put together a gift list that will help inspire, ignite and inform your writing. From trailblazer Agatha Christie, to expert advice from the team at Moth, writing has never been so easy.

Invisible Ink

Gift a writer you have never met some Women’s Prize Trust invisible ink and you’ll be supporting them on their journey to becoming a writer. All invisible gift donations to the Women’s Prize Trust will help us create a platform where women writers have their stories, insights, and expertise recognised.


How To Tell A Story:The Essential Guide to Memorable Storytelling from The Moth

With 25 years under their belts, The Moth team are experts in the art of storytelling. In this definitive guide, they help you discover the stories that lay dormant inside your imagination, revealing the secrets of their time-honed process and using examples from beloved storytellers.


The Writer’s Pencil Set

Have you, or someone you know, always harboured the dream of being a writer? Let our writers pencils help you on your way. Complete with positive affirmations such as tell your story and one word at a time, supporting you to be inspired and finally start believing in your writing. Put your boring biro down and treat yourself to a pencil set today!


The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie

There is no better example of a genre defining masterclass of fiction than the classic that is The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by the one and only Agatha Christie. Take your plots and turn them on their head in style. Bust through that fourth wall. Take the writer’s rulebook and throw it out the window. Or simply read and be blown away by that spectacular plot twist.



Outline by Rachel Cusk

Outline shows that every person can become a storyteller and we all have something to say. It’s a study of human nature and one worth delving into. Have you ever sat in a coffee shop and imagined the lives taking place around you – this book does just that (except in a much sunnier location).


On Writer’s and Writing by Margaret Atwood

It’s Margaret Atwood so we were already sold, but in case you need more – this isn’t a how to guide on the art of writing, this is a deep, reflective journey on what it is to be a writer, in all its forms. Looking back on her own childhood and the development of her writing career, Margaret Atwood looks at the role of the writer with wide and eclectic reference to other writers, living and dead. It’s a fascinating book, for readers and writers alike.




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