Archive for December, 2014

Christmas Writing Exercise

Monday, December 22nd, 2014

In our household Christmas is one of the most exciting, busy, relaxing, lovely, hectic, glittery times of the year. Many of our traditions come from outside of Christianity though with mixes of faiths on both sides and pagan roots to local and regional festives. This leads me to this weeks writing – list ten traditions […]

Christmas Is the Word

Thursday, December 18th, 2014

To help all the other writers out there and because it helps spark the writery part of my own brain I thought I’d share this little exercies: First write down five words you associate with Christmas. 1) Snow 2) Presents 3) Star 4) Ginger Bread 5) Board Games Now taking the first word you have […]

Snowflake Tealights – Picture a Story

Wednesday, December 17th, 2014

These little buckets were originally the wedding favour pots at my friends wedding which I have repurposed. I thought it was a nice wintery image to share for a writing exercise What do they make you think of? Write about them or the associated emotions for 5 minutes and see where it takes you!

The Image of Christmas

Monday, December 15th, 2014

Now the first half of the month is over, I feel it is time to bring out the Christmas Cheer and some festive inspiration and because I am still obsessed with Pinterest, I have create a Christmas Board. I find working my way through large caches of images like this gets me in the right […]

Dead Moon

Friday, December 12th, 2014

Sometimes the myths rise up from the depths of memory and appear real and concrete for moments that will stand to focus time and reset the world once more. Each time the tale is told differently, good becomes bad and bad becomes benevolent and the old magic twists itself around altering endings and shifting meaning […]

Christmas Story Starters

Thursday, December 11th, 2014

A little early perhaps but for those who like it all Christmas like – here are ten story starters to kick start the festive story writing 1) It was December the 25th but all was not well in the little house in the middle of suburbia. 2) Snow clouds smugded the skyline, a sickly yellow […]

Picture a Story – Icing Snowflakes

Wednesday, December 10th, 2014

Here are some icing snowflakes that I made, what would you do with them? Do they remind you of anything? Use the photograph to get the creative juices flowing

Wintery Story Starter

Monday, December 8th, 2014

Use these story starters to get the imagination going and to get you writing! 1) The icicles hung in a line, not perfect nor straight but they were… 2) The fairy lights had somehow been warmer in the past, all their pretty lights in defused glows, now they were harsh, hurting the eye. 3) Candy […]

Decembers Marching On

Sunday, December 7th, 2014

But I know have a The Little Book of Festive Poetry mug and a bunch of Christmas cards – sadly they still have not arrived and are not in large enough bulk to be selling them properly but basically the mugs are £8 and the cards are £2 each. Next year I do hope to […]

Let It Snow

Friday, December 5th, 2014

A soft darkness has enveloped the sky, pearlised clouds are twisting around themselves, fluorescing and threatening, it is almost time for the End Time to begin. The cold wastes that these lands will become will be beautiful and softened once more. No more harsh corners or ugly scars, the snow will cover all of that, […]