Hi! I’m introducing a twist on the Write Fast Video’s I’ve been doing. I’m calling them the Twelve Days of Christmas Writing Prompts. Every day until Dec. 25 I’m going to give you a suggestion on something that will get you thinking about how you can connect your story with what is going on in the world right now. This is a simple strategy to Unleash the Writer in You!
Twelve Days of Christmas Writing Prompts. Day #1: share with us a childhood memory about the holidays. What kinds of treats were only around this time of year? What kinds of activities did you look forward to? Who did you look forward to seeing this time of year? Did you travel to see them? Did they travel to see you? What was the weather like? Did you have special programs at school? What of these activities/foods/events do you carry on today?
We always had Christmas programs featuring the story of the birth of the Christ Child and beautiful music. Several times I got to dress up as the Virgin Mary. Once, I even had lines to recite. Pretty scary stuff for shy Little Mary. Most of the time, I was in the chorus and very happy being part of the group signing those beautiful favorites every year. When I hear “We Three Kings,” I always smile at the thought of my little brother striding proudly up the center aisle of the gymnasium, dressed in his brown robe and gold sash, with a felt beard on his baby face and a bejeweled cardboard crown on his head.
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