Writing Prompts: Christmas

First winter here in your arms

Flames rising as we fall like stars

Making angels in the snow

Warm fuzzy, frozen toes

Is this a dream?

-Kelly Clarkson, “Winter Dreams”

Does Christmas or another holiday you celebrate in the winter inspire your writing? I absolutely love Christmas: the dreamy music, bright twinkling lights, the smell of pine, the sweet taste of shortbread cookies…

Recently I’ve discovered the wonderful help of writing prompts, and how they prompt you rather than just inspire you to write. After reading through blogs such as Pomalia and Morrighan’s Muse, I’ve learned that writing prompts can come in the form of lyrics, artwork and simple writing exercises like haikus.

And the holidays might be a good time to write with all of its Christmas-themed novels, music, and films.

Kelly Clarkson’s Wrapped in Red has been playing in the background lately as I write. I think just the mood of the album is a writing prompt for me. Its playful, fun and sweet.

The Versatile Blogger Award

versatile-blogger award picI thought that The Versatile Blogger Award fits in nicely with the holiday season because it’s a nice gesture and shows some appreciation for our fellow bloggers.

I have just been nominated for The Versatile Blogger Award by A Mom’s Blog. Check out her creative blog full of short stories, photography, arts and crafts, and more.

Here are the rules for the award:

  • Display the Award Certificate on your blog.
  • Write a post and link back to the blogger who nominated you.
  • Nominate 15 other bloggers.
  • Inform them of their nomination via comment on their blog.
  • Post 7 interesting things about yourself.

For The Versatile Blogger’s Award I nominate:

1. Morrighan’s Muse

2. Grow Up Proper

3. HarsH ReaLiTy

4. Crystal Puzzle Pieces

5. Something About Love

6. Whittlin Rich

7. D.L. Kamstra

8. Artistic Diversions

9. Word Wabbit

10. ProlixMe

11. Bucket List Publications

12. Writing Reconsidered

13. Pomalia

14. clotildajamcracker

15. Day’s Lee

And 7 interesting things about myself:

1. I often mispronounce words and my family tells me I have my own language (haha).

2. I’m a die-hard Sailor Moon fan.

3. I’m an Anglophile. I love everything about England and want to visit one day.

4. I keep movie tickets, for some odd reason.

5. I have a fear of elevators.

6. I don’t like heights but still go on rides.

7. One of my favourite movies is The Shining, and I don’t usually like horror movies.

Thanks again to the lovely Znjavid from A Mom’s Blog for nominating me! Now off to tell everyone and hopefully spread some holiday cheer 🙂