Holidays are useful for so much!

Posted: December 11, 2016 in Uncategorized
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I just wanted to offer a brief thought for writers out there about how best to take advantage of the holidays. Of course, the holiday season is important for getting together with family, friends, and loved ones. I think that it goes without saying that this can be a source of remarkable material, especially if you are writing a comedy (stories about my family are legendary!) However, the holidays can be of great use for another reason. Many of the people that you get to see, speak to, and interact with during the holidays are often those that you don’t otherwise have much interaction with throughout the year. I’m not just talking about the weird uncle with all of the conspiracy theories. Many of these people you don’t get to see because of distance or work schedules or any of a million other things. This makes those individuals a great source while writing. Your ideas will be fresh to them.  Obviously you want to speak to them about their personal life, family, etc., but getting their fresh opinion on a story idea, plot line, or even coming up with a name or two is like having a new beta reader. It can really help out your writing and create a new tie between you and that long lost acquaintance.


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