anghara (anghara) wrote,

The greatest gift

Julie Butcher wrote a writer's letter to Santa - and yeah, that - and then there's the geekly gadgets that every writer with a background in a certain pool of tropes grins when (s)he sees, things that are utterly useless in any practical sense but tickle our sense of the awesome and the purely ridiculous - but here's a different and perhaps very doable wishlist.

This Christmas, if you are inclined to gift giving, give your favourite writer... a reader.

Tell a friend about your favourite writer's work (and get them to buy a book. Or two). Buy your favourite writer's books as presents for your friends yourself. Write a nice review somewhere - on Amazon, on Goodreads, on your own blog, somewhere. SPREAD THE WORD.

If you like what you've read from me, give me another reader this Christmas. Go tell a friend. Tell that friend to tell their friends, if they agree that there was something in my books worth discovering. (and if you've already done this, bless you. And can you do another...? )

I realise I am asking for something that is potentially enormous - I am asking for a gift that is intangible, that can't be wrapped, that won't be squealed over on Christmas morning as the ribbons are ripped from packages - but at the same time I am asking for a simple thing that it is yours to bestow. Spread the word. If you succeed in this drop me a line and tell me about it - or get that friend to - and it's a Christmas present that will keep on giving all year round.

To all rhe readers I've already got - thank you for coming along with me on this journey. You are ALL appreciated.

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