July 2019 Kit Reveal
Damn Book, Published!
What can stop writers dead in their tracks? The overwhelm of publishing! In this kit, we share the resources to turn the massive mystery of publishing into something do-able; treasures to help you decide your best way to get your written works out there.
The Essential Guide to Getting Your Book Published: This will be your go-to for all your publishing questions and answers. Also included sticky notes and highlighter - This is going to be your most well-worn best-friend book ever. Plus a letter from the authors!
Introducing upcoming retreats and awesome contests brought to you by Writerly Kits and Squilax International Hostel in Shuswap, BC. Because you know you've always wanted to sleep in a caboose and write sitting on a dock
The Stories Retreat: A story about where your books in limbo go while waiting for you to publish. The muses get involved to help you make it happen, with museplay activities and encouragment from your muse.
Book Proposal Template for Indie Authors: Friessen Press shares a number of resources for our writers, including a private webinar to ask questions about assisted self-publishing.
Deranged Doctor: A discount for indie authors looking for cover and promo material design.
LIterary Postcards: What to do while waiting to hear back from query letters and agents? You could write letters on these really cool postcards.
Organic Made with Love Soap: Orange and cinnamon to brighten up your days!
The Vic Downtown: Our new local coffee shop has brewed up a brand new organic blend sure to delight.
Random Letters: What will these letters inspire? Story? Poem? Turn them into new jewellery?
May 2019 Kit Reveal
March 2019 Kit Reveal!
Nurture Your Nature
The Audition: My favourite technique for finding answers, making decisions, (in life and in writing), doing character studies, and even to determine where the hell this story is supposed to be going, is The Audition. I was simply going to share the how-to's of the process but I know that hearing about a great idea doesn't mean a person will try it. So, we built the stage!! With characters and instructions, it is ready to be the coolest way to get unstuck ever.
Art Card Collection and Artist's Letter from Solange Belleforte. Solange is a world-travelling artist and a very witty storyteller, with an equally organized and intellectual side that supports her creative adventures. Solange shares an inspiring letter with the writers and a stunning collection of her art cards. Sure to inspire the storyteller in you.
Writer's Soul Spray: Inspires crazy curious confidence. Chases away self-doubt and stuckedness. T his organic essential oil spray is created especially for Writerly Kits by the aromatherapist at Love and Lavender, Penticton BC.
Artesian Blossom Tea: A green tea blend that when steeped blossoms into a stunning flower. "As it blooms, so do you." Or you can imagine it's a science fiction character just arrived from outer space. Nice story prompt.
Paper Fortune Teller: The kid in you will love this old fashioned folded paper game.Nurturely related for the writerly soul.
Alphabet Soup: Surely magic happens when a writer fills their tummy with words. This organic soup is made by local food artisan, Made With Love Urban Farm, and ships worldwide.
Black Out Poetry: What better canvas for black out poetry than pages from Word by Word - The Secret Life of Dictionairies by Kory Stamper? Writers sharing their results win extra gifts. Plus, current writers are working on an anthology of written works inspired during this year of Writerly Kits.
The Lion and The Lamb: A wee essay with a big wallop - helping ensure that nurturing you becomes a part of your writerly self care, while also nuturing the inner rebel - who really has all the answers.
January 2019 Kit Reveal
Pen in hand or keyboard at their fingertips, a writer can travel a century in an hour, change the course of history in a few minutes, or leave a legacy of their life with one small story.
Whoaa, that's a lot of power in those fingertips. No wonder a writer can get overwhelmed! Perhaps no surprise that writers can have trouble finding time to get to their passion.
And so, we've created a kit full of treasures to help writers both with their written works and getting to their writing:
Here's the list:
Rethinking time: Three curious booklets full of opportunities to rethink time - from finding time; to literary time travelling in sci fi, memoirs, or historical fiction; to contemplating the magic possibilities of altering time.
Writerly Kits Original Printed Cotton Bag: The best definition ever of a writer on this handy bag. You'll never forget all that you are with this nearby.
Pencil Case (pencils included) : A quality case with a message both inside and out. What's your future?
Maple Organics: Muscle Therapy and Cold and Flu therapy ointments to keep you writing this winter. A favourite of mine and based in Vancouver, Maple Organics is the only certified organic pharmaceutical products in North America.
S.I.P.s: Simple Inspiring Playthings to have with your coffee. This kit they come in all shapes and sizes
1. original newspaper articles and magazine pages from the 60's and 70's - perfect for exploring travelling in time in your writing.
2. An antique watch, each one unique, with a writing challenge.
New York Midnight Short Story Challenge $25 off registration coupon: Thanks to our author contributor, Jessica Hewlett, who shared the inspiring value of participating in the NYMidnight challenge; we contacted the organizers who leaped in to support the Writerly Kits writers with this excellent 50% off coupon.
Time Dice: The Curator has been playing with porcelain again, creating an excellent opportunity to leave your writing time up to chance when structure isn't working so well.
Time Travel Beans: Looks like organic coffee, tastes like dark roast, prepared like coffee, but these are actually time travelling magical beans. Imagine that.
A New Alternate Identity Trading Card: The Chrono-illogical Adventuress can be the captain of your time! So fun!
November 2018 Kit Reveal!
Hauntings and Heroes
This classy and magical kit arrived at the perfect time of year to make friends with your creative monsters and the book that haunts you.
Birchwood Writerly Box: a treasure all on it's own. Designed and crafted by Kyle Rankin at Kamloops Makerspace. Supporting our creative community!
100 Demon Dialogues by Lucy Bellwood: This illustrated book is so inline with our Novel Minds Process - the process that uses your imagination to explore, discover and play with the characters in your head. Your going to love and relate to Lucy's demons so much that I'm sure you'll soon get to love the nasty little naysayers in your mind, plus givemuch more credit to the hero who can get you to your creative process more often and more easily! Also, the cover of this book is extraordinary: Inspiration for your future covers!
Author's Letter from Lucy Bellwood: Such an authentic letter from one writer to another, about her life as a writer. Written from a geranium-studded balcony as she tours with her new book
Almost Blank Notebook: During Nanowrimo, or anytime, practise the technique of Lucy Bellwood. Comes with random quotes. We trust that synchronicitymakes sure the quotes are the right ones for you.
Singing Wands: Pure magic to clear the way for your writing or your life. Each one unique in it's look and it's sound. Incredibly grateful that the creator, Bip Nelson, want to support our writers in this beautiful way.
Porcelain Writerly Candle Pot: Made with love by your curator, who is also a ceramic artist. Our writerly ship, cogs, damn book done may be found on each one, highlighted with 24 kt fire-on gold. Nothing like lighting a candle to mark the start of a writing session. Comes with silver and gold teacandles.
Raven Keychain: A charming brass keychain with a quote from Alice in Wonderland. A nice reminder that you are a writer, no matter what is going on in your day.
Inky Sisu Editing Tips: A great collection of tips from professional editor, Leena Niemela, to keep in mind as you head into your writing, plus what you need to know when it is time to get your book edited.
Wellness Teas: A collection of organic teas to provide a little balance to all the coffee writers are likely to drink during Nanowrimo!
Best Damn Licorice Ever: I was stunned by how delectable Panda All Natural Licorice is! For those who don't love licorice, we recommend it be used as a bribe for beta readers, editors or small children.
Theobroma Chocolate Bar: Yummy and organic, a treat to celebrate your writing times! Or, you know, maybe the minute you open the kit.
A pen, but of course! From our collection of pens, we hope that the perfect one is the one that landed in your box.
S.I.P.s: A collection of unique writing tips, triggers, and inspiration to keep you writing, especially handy when one feels stuck.
September 2018 Kit Reveal!
Imagination Gone Wild!
The Theme: Landing on doorsteps now, an experience that will take your imagination and intuition to a whole new level! Really, this is a gift for you from your imagination.
As creative folks, I know you already have a good imagination. You already do think outside the box. But, we do end up creating a new box - it's a weirder shape than the average box but it, too, can use some wild ways to take it up a notch; for writing our books, for making it easier to get to our writing, and even more, to enhance all we do in our lives.
Birchwood Kit: Value $40
Writerly Notebook and Planner: Value $44 An unusual twist - getting to use your imagination to help you get organized and focussed in a way that makes sense to you. Our imagination is everything - including key to making those typically logical left brain functions work better!
For your planner, we've included:
- Birchwood engraved notebook covers, designed by us and created by Kyle Rankin and Kamloops Makerspace.
- Dividers with a pocket, an old fashioned library card,and an oldstyle luggage tag.
- Weekly planner pages
- Creativity and imagination builders
- Quality plain paper
- Lined paper
- Post-it dividers
- Art paper
- Torn paper (with a purpose!)
Sharpie Fine Art Pens: Value $5 The best thing Sharpie has made yet, we think!
Alternate Identity Trading Company Cards: Value $12 A collection of wild characters nagged to be included to assist writers as they take their imaginations to a whole new level, or ten.
Character stickers: Value $4 Explore traits, quirks, and even sleeping habits of the characters in your stories, (or even in your novel mind!) Great moveable stickers for your writerly notebook!
Zack's Chocolate Covered Coffee Beans: Value $5 Locally roasted and loved and wow to kicking your imagination in gear!
Zack's Costa Rica Blend Coffee Beans: Value $4 A favourite in town!
Imagine Calm Lavender: Value $5 To calm that wild mind when needed. Grown, harvested and created by children who also sprinkled extra magic on top.
Do Not Disturb Door/computer hanger: Value $ 6 Fun, isn't it?
Letter from Indie Author, Dennis Staginnus: Priceless support and encouragement
Letter to and from your imagination: $3
Green Tea packets: $1
Wood Kit total retail value: $129
Kraft Kit total retail value: $89 (1st and 4th kits are wood, 2nd and 3rd kits arrive in our beautiful kraft manuscript size box, repeating)
All for subscriber price of $68 (or less if you choose 6 month or yearly subscription options)
This kit is too precious not to make available for a little longer. Check it out here