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The 12 Days of Christmas–a Song for Writers

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1On the first day of Christmas my true love sent to me:
A book contract under my tree!

2On the second day of Christmas my true love sent to me:
Two coffee mugs and
A book contract under my tree!

3On the third day of Christmas my true love sent to me:
Three notebooks
Two coffee mugs and
A book contract under my tree!

4On the fourth day of Christmas my true love sent to me:
Four museful quotes
Three notebooks
Two coffee mugs and
A book contract under my tree!

5On the fifth day of Christmas my true love sent to me:
FIVE THOUSAND WORDS!
Four museful quotes
Three notebooks
Two coffee mugs and
A book contract under my tree!

6On the sixth day of Christmas my true love sent to me:
Six days of writing
FIVE THOUSAND WORDS!
Four museful quotes
Three notebooks
Two coffee mugs and
A book contract under my tree!

7On the seventh day of Christmas my true love sent to me:
Seven great ideas
Six days of writing
FIVE THOUSAND WORDS!
Four museful quotes
Three notebooks
Two coffee mugs and
A book contract under my tree!

8On the eighth day of Christmas my true love sent to me:
Eight days of plotting
Seven great ideas
Six days of writing
FIVE THOUSAND WORDS!
Four museful quotes
Three notebooks
Two coffee mugs and
A book contract under my tree!

9On the ninth day of Christmas my true love sent to me:
Nine days just thinking
Eight days a’plotting
Seven great ideas
Six days of writing
FIVE THOUSAND WORDS!
Four museful quotes
Three notebooks
Two coffee mugs and
A book contract under my tree!

10On the tenth day of Christmas my true love sent to me:
Ten nights revising
Nine days just thinking
Eight days a’plotting
Seven great ideas
Six days of writing
FIVE THOUSAND WORDS!
Four museful quotes
Three notebooks
Two coffee mugs and
A book contract under my tree!

11On the eleventh day of Christmas my true love sent to me:
Eleven chapters finished!
Ten nights revising
Nine days just thinking
Eight days a’plotting
Seven great ideas
Six days of writing
FIVE THOUSAND WORDS!
Four museful quotes
Three notebooks
Two coffee mugs and
A book contract under my tree!

12On the twelfth day of Christmas my true love sent to me:
Twelve Christmas cookies
Eleven chapters finished!
Ten nights revising
Nine days just thinking
Eight days a’plotting
Seven great ideas
Six days of writing
FIVE THOUSAND WORDS!
Four museful quotes
Three notebooks
Two coffee mugs and
A book contract under my tree!

—©Jean Fischer

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4 Ways to Beat Holiday Writer’s Block

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No time to write?
This holiday season, keep your skills sharp
with these quick and fun writing prompts.
Each takes no more than 15 minutes.

Christmas tree_wordtree

 

Make A List. Check It Twice.
Choose one word or phrase from this tree. Then write the first word that comes to your mind. Don’t think. Just write.

Now, try “chaining.” Pick one word, write the next word that comes to mind. Build on that word by writing the next that comes to mind and keep going until you run out of words.

scroogeThrow On A Disguise.
Imagine yourself as one of these familiar holiday icons: Ebenezer Scrooge, Santa Claus, a shepherd, The Grinch, an angel .Using that character’s voice and point of view write one paragraph describing Christmas.

The 12 Days of Christmas Gift List

 

Write a haiku poem about one of the gifts in “The Twelve Days of Christmas”.
This one is challenging. Can you do it?  Use exactly 17 syllables.  Arrange syllables in three lines of 5-7-5.  (Share your poems in the comments.)

 

 

Finish this sentence:
I can make this holiday season less stressful  for myself and my family by . . .

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