The Best Gift You Can Give a Literary Dad

By Jason Boog Comment

Many of our readers have fathers who love to write. Speaking as one of those literary dads, this GalleyCat editor has a foolproof, economical, practical and meaningful gift that you can give to the writer in your life: TIME.

Every writer struggles to find the time to write with a day-job, Twitter posts, Facebook distractions, smartphone games and family commitments. By the end of the day, most writers don’t have enough time or energy to work on their book.

There are countless ways to give the writer in your life some extra time: let them borrow your office on the weekends; buy them a stay in a nearby bed and breakfast; promise to babysit on a weekday evening; purchase a mountain of gift certificates to your local coffee shop; volunteer to do their household chores for a day; buy them a spot in a weekend retreat; in short, do anything it takes to help your writer find a few consecutive hours of peace and quiet to write. They will never forget that gift.

Editor’s Note: This entry was adapted from an earlier post about literary gift-giving…

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