This weekend in Minnesota is one of the last few at cabins on the lake for many people before they pull in their docks and store their boats. Those who love finishing make their last few casts for the season during their long weekend. Then, the routine of getting everyone to school and work on time begins. Sports are in full swing with homecoming and preparing for fall festivals.
I’m will be at home sculpting pumpkins and other fall items. I also need to start creating new winter creatures and holiday themed items. I don’t know if I’ll come out with a holiday illustration book. Like I need to add anything to my to-do list but those who follow my blog, know I always do.
Soon I’ll be hooked on Hallmark movies while I create. Stories about people meeting while heading home for the holidays, or trying to avoid family gatherings begin to fill my head. Holidays are the one time when it’s easier to make a love story that happens in a short amount of time believable. It’s the other time when you’re allowed to bring a short notice significant other to a family dinner to prevent being the only one alone at the dinner table.
Let’s put on our writing caps and think about all the crazy stories that can happen during the holidays. You may not have time to get it finished this year but it can be ready for next year. Publishers look for holiday themed stories during this time. Remember, this is another option for writers. Take a look at the Hallmark Channel’s guidelines for submissions at https://www.hallmarkchannel.com/hallmark-publishing/.
Writer’s who need help can take a look at my Writer’s Journal filled with writing prompts and exercises. You can find a copy at https://www.amazon.com/Writers-Journal-Writing-Prompts-Notes/dp/B0931QRL7C.
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