The Week in Writing: Court rules blogging is not journalism

And it costs one online scribe in Oregon big bucks. Plus, holiday gifts for writers, language and grammar peeves, and more.

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Meanwhile, there have been a bunch of holiday gift ideas for writers that don’t include the usual style guides and blank journals, plus a look at Apple’s social media guidelines for employees.

12 holiday gifts for writers. Do you ever get gifts for the holidays like pens or classic books or leather-bound dictionaries because your friends or relatives think those are the kinds of things writers want? Maybe you’ll want to find a subtle way to send them this link. In The Millions, Hanah Gersen gives 12 great ideas for gifts writers will actually use. Gersen correctly sums up the reason for all those pens and journals you’ve been getting. “Writers get blank journals for the same reasons that teachers get mugs, assistants get flowers, and grandmothers get tea.”

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