Christmas Writing Exercise

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 that you can think of. If you don’t celebrate Christmas then you can either substitute in another festival or think about what you know about the midwinter festival.

The traditions can be as local as you like, maybe they are only a few years old, maybe they pre-date Christianity, what ever they are try and do a little research on each one or think about why you chose to adopt it and what it means to you. Now write about each in turn. Just a few sentences.

These sentences could be the start of ten short stories or you may want to fill in the gaps between them and thread them all into one comprehensive narrative – t is up to you :)

Posted: Monday, December 22nd, 2014 @ 10:48 am
Categories: Inspiration.
Subscribe to the comments feed if you like. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.

Leave a Reply