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.