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31 Things For People Who Love To Write


31 Things For People Who Love To Write

If you’re thinking it’s time to finally write that novel you’ve always dreamed of or start journaling again, this post is for you.

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1. A classic blank cherry blossom journal for you to write away to your heart’s content or just jot down quick musings — it’s a great way to keep yourself occupied while at home.

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Get them from Barnes & Noble: the red cherry blossom journal for $34.95, and for a more budget option, the pink cherry blossom journal for $12.99.

2. A Other-Wordly” data-vars-price.currency=”USD” data-vars-price.value=”14.99″ data-vars-redirecturl=”″>copy of Other-Wordly, a lovely illustrated book from which you can discover untranslatable words in different languages: words that are beautiful and strange with equally beautiful meanings. Sunlight that filters through the leaves? Piles of unread books on your table? There are words for those!

Chronicle Books

Get it from Barnes & Noble for $14.99.

3. A writing journal that’ll give you over 600 little prompts that range from incredulous to witty so whenever you need a spark of inspiration, you can turn to this.

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Get it from Barnes & Noble for $9.95.

4. A lovely real wooden notebook that you can get with the pictured design or customize with your own. You can even choose what kind of wood the notebook is made from (walnut, oak, ash tree, birch, and more)!


Get it from UseitAccessories on Etsy: the spiral notebook for $18+ (available in six wood options and three paper dimensions) and the leather-bound notebook for $34 (available in six types and four fonts).

5. A dainty vintage-style set of boxed butterfly notecards for whenever you’re in the mood to scribble a note to someone and send away.

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Promising review: “These cards are very tasteful and fun with wonderful colors and a nice, heavy paper. I bought these to write a couple thank you cards, and can obviously use them for more than thank-yous. I definitely recommend these if you’d like to send something to those who are close and dear to you.” —Erin

Get the set from Barnes & Noble for $8.99 (comes with 14 notecards).

6. Or, if a longer letter is your style, this lovely stationery set so you can bring back the art of letter-writing because social media gets tiring. And let’s face it, handwritten letters do NOT deserve to die.

Barnes & Noble

Get it from Barnes & Noble for $10.99.

7. An adorable anglerfish book light that’ll lessen the strain on your eyes so you can pull all-nighters writing your stories or journaling in complete darkness without disturbing anyone.

Urban Outfitters

It has a bendable cord and clamps down on your book, paper, or desk surface for convenience.

Promising review: “I love this reading light so much! It’s small, but stands on its own and it’s really bright. I use it all the time and it’s so cute it just looks like room decor. Definitely buy this!” —Josie4

Get it from Urban Outfitters for $15.


Each set comes with three notebooks.

Promising review: “These notebooks are perfectly simple, yet they are so unique. I love the design, how stylish they are, and the color combo they offer. I even bought another set for my friends to use! I never used to write until I bought these. Now I bring them everyone with me! I am hoping Anthro continues to sell notebooks like this, because I will definitely keep buying!” —VAGrace

Get them from Anthropologie for $15: the posies set here and the floral set here.

9. A cute dachshund card holder that’ll make a great functional decor piece for your desk and always make you smile.


Promising review: “For all dog lovers! What a cute way to spruce up your desk. I have mine on my mantle and it fits right in! Doesn’t need to hold cards to be cute. Especially if you have a love for dachshunds, you should get this!” — kaitlin6792

Get it from Anthropologie for $18.

10. A monthly subscription box made truly for writers — it delivers writing tips and gifts, autographed novels, guides on the publishing process, and chatting opportunities with editors and literary agents! You’ll always look forward to the next box.


Promising review: “Each month, MY Scribbler box arrives, but I have to wait until my 18-year-old son is home from school until WE open it. He is an avid writer too, and we always find items in the boxes that interest both me, the seasoned dabbler, and him, the novice novelist. There has been so much good advice, and gorgeous goodies in these boxes, that we really look forward to them, and frequently referred back to the passports and advice from authors. The variety of books included has made me read outside my comfort zone, and really helped me look at how authors craft their works.”Rachel

Get it from Cratejoy for $27.50/mo.

11. A literary tea tin to inspire you to write while enjoying a cup of good tea. The writer tins have a cute quote on it while the literary tins will have your favorite chosen author and an accompanying quote by them. They’re also filled with a blend of loose leaf tea that reflects the author. There’s 48 authors to choose from!

Promising review: “Given to a friend as a gift and she absolutely loved it, tea looks and smells fab :)” —Olivia

Get them from RosieLeaTeaUK on Etsy: the literary tea tins for $11.51 (available in 48 authors and two blends) and the writer tins for $6.36+ (available in four sizes and two blends).

12. A lovely candle that’ll make you feel like you’re in an enchanted library — the scents of parchment, cedarwood, and leather bindings will provide the perfect atmosphere to get some writing done!


Get it from BriarWick on Etsy for $8.50+ (available in two sizes and two jar types).

13. A desk lamp with a storage cup perfect for storing all your pencils, pens, scissors, and other small supplies. It’s a two-in-one dream!

Urban Outfitters

The neck is flexible and adjustable.

Get it from Urban Outfitters for $39.

14. A set of old-school pencils that each have a compliment printed on it to boost your mood when writing because yay, positivity! Or, if flowers are your thing, this pretty set of garden pencils for a burst of color to your journaling or story-writing.

Barnes & Noble

Both sets of pencils are pre-sharpened!

Get them from Barnes & Noble: the compliment pencils for $10 (comes with 10 pencils) and the garden pencils for $12 (comes with 12 pencils).

15. An extremely cool wall-mounted brass scroll and pencil holder that’ll hold all your writing tools and will even have a scroll of paper for jotting down anything you want.


This includes one paper roll.

Get it from Anthropologie for $68.

16. A fun and quirky pair of socks showing a woodpecker sharpening pencils. You can cozy up in these whenever you sit down to write.


Get them from ModCloth for $9.99.

17. An elegant customized bookplate and ink stamp so you can personalize all of your journals and manuscripts and truly make them your own.


18. A double-sided wax seal set for that old-fashioned touch. Or, if you’re a Harry Potter fan, a Hogwarts wax seal that’ll be a perfect consolation for never having received your Hogwarts acceptance letter (just make your own 😉).

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The double-sided wax seal set also comes with two sticks of wax, cards, envelopes and more.

Get them from Barnes & Noble: the double-sided wax seal set for $19.99 and the Hogwarts set for $29.95

19. A calligraphy pen set so you can perfect the fine art of calligraphy and practice that sweeping, way-too-elaborate autograph that no one can read (for your future book signings of course!).

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The set includes three chrome-plated black pens, four stainless steel pen nibs in different sizes, 20 ink cartridges in different colors, an instruction booklet, and reusable storage tray.

Get it from Barnes & Noble for $24.95.

20. A pair of distressed-style quotation earrings for the minimalist writer. They’re cute, eye-catching, and simple enough for everyday wear.


Promising review: “I’m a writer and editor, so I love wearing these, especially when I have meetings to remind people who the boss is! They’re a good size — large enough to be seen and for people to know what they are, not large enough to be weird and garish. I also like that they are open and closed quotes, so you have to pay attention to which ear you’re putting them in and your head acts as the quotation.” —Du

Get them from ModCloth for $12.

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Promising review (for the set): “I have bought several of these and am teaching myself and my two kids calligraphy and we all love it. It brings us back to the feelings of how people must have felt prior to 1900 and slows down the writing process, allowing us all to focus. We are finding it very enjoyable. The ink is particularly beautiful and has a pearlescent sheen that dresses up each letter and word. It’s great for writing letters to friends that look beautiful.” —annekAZ

Get them from Barnes & Noble: the set for $16.95, the quill pen for $9.95, and your choice of ink here.

22. An online writing class at Gotham Writers Workshop to improve your writing or learn a new style you’ve always been interested in. They have different levels and you can go for the basics like fiction and nonfiction or something niche like TV writing, video game writing or children’s books!

Gotham Writers Workshop

The classes don’t take place in “real time” so you can participate any time, day or night. Learn more about that here and check out the catalogue of online classes here. Classes start at $165 and up.

23. A ceramic vase that’ll be a companion for the writer in you. It’s made to look like a book (already so unique, guys) and it’s perfect for showing off flowers, office supplies, anything!


I have one of these and I keep it on my work desk with flowers and large leaves sticking out. I love looking at it every day!

Get it from ModCloth for $22.

24. A rocketbook so you’ll never have to be disorganized with 100 notebooks everywhere again — this has endlessly reusable pages that you can scan and connect to cloud services so you can share and always have them before wiping the pages clean for new notes. Save trees, people!


The notebook has pages that you can write on with the provided pen (wait 15 seconds for the ink to dry), then wipe clean with a damp cloth and reuse.

Promising review: “One of my customers introduced me to the Rocketbook and I am so glad she did. Just picked up my second one yesterday at Staples. I use the larger one for planning / journaling and the smaller one for design. I love that I can upload the contents to a PDF and share or save with ease. It’s also very satisfying to know I can erase and start fresh each week. Thank you for creating an amazing product Rocketbook team!” —Staples Customer

Get it from Staples for $30.11.

25. A quirky ceramic mug for writing inspiration and to serve as a perfect tea/coffee buddy while you’re typing away!


Get it from Andyseusdesigns on Etsy for $12.64+: the writer mug here and the plot twist mug here (available in two sizes).

26. A pretty pastel notepad with a quote by Vincent Van Gogh and a checkbox list for all your to-dos.


Promising review: “Love this little notepad. I use it for my goals, and then I can check each one off as I get it done every week! So pretty!” —nmdc

Get it from Anthropologie for $10.


Find an Udemy writing course here (starting from $18.99 and up).

28. A printed canvas pouch with a design on one side and a quote on the other to both motivate you and hold erasers, pencils, and anything else.

Barnes & Noble

Get it from Barnes & Noble for $9.99.

29. A cute sticker to put on your laptop or anywhere you want and make you smile.

Bookstonian/Etsy, BlueMoonStickers/Etsy

Get the writer sticker from Bookstonian on Etsy for $3.25+ (available in four sizes) and the pack of writer motivation stickers from BlueMoonStickers on Etsy for $3.99+ (available in four quantities).

30. A mail enamel pin to remind everyone to write more letters, decorate your jacket, and showcase your writer’s love to the world.


31. A happiness journal with 52 list prompts for reflection, positivity and balance, because that’s something we all need. It’s great for list-lovers! The journal includes photography, illustrations, and copper foil.

Barnes & Noble

Get it from Barnes & Noble for $16.95.

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