Do you have a writer in your life? Then read on for fantastic gift ideas that will make you a literary hero...
The gift that makes you smile - and helps young writers too
Novelist and short story writer Erinna Mettler has chosen products from Hoxton Street Monster Supplies: a shop and charity that produces fab, fun products to fund creative writing workshops for children and young people.
'What's not to love about the Tinned Fear range from The Ministry of Stories. Specially commission short stories wrapped around sweets and presented in a fetching tin. The perfect stocking filler. You can't beat a terrifying tale at Christmas and the profits go to help a creative writing project for humans?'
And if that doesn't appeal, you can try Cubed Earwax, Daylight, or Escalating Panic... knowing whatever you choose will go to a great, fun cause (and as Brighton and Hove folks, we're also giving a shout out to Little Green Pig which does very similar workshops in our city - do support them if you can)
Erinna will be sharing her short-story writing expertise at our Writing Conference on March 12 - another great gift idea for the writer in your life...
The New Year is a great time to focus on your resolution to write a novel or screenplay, or to network with other writers, agents and publishers. We have the answer, with two special early bird rates on brand new 1-day courses being held in Brighton in January and March 2016: they're designed to be kickstarts for new and experienced writers.
Our 1-day TV & Radio Course will help you write that script in 2016. It's at the fabulously glam Hotel Pelirocco on Saturday January 23: our two tutors Sue Teddern and Hannah Vincent are experts in broadcast drama and comedy, and their great course is available for £85 till December 21. While our first Write by the Beach conference features best-selling authors and top agents offering 10+ sessions, plus a networking lunch, for £85 till January 24. That's in the beautiful Angel House, right by the sea. Both fabulous venues are within easy reach of Brighton Railway Station (less than 1 hour from London by train) so you could make a whole weekend of it!
What about you? Do share your favourite literary gift ideas! Tweet us at @bh_writing