Posts of Christmas’ Past

Posts of Christmas' PastLast year we at The Write Helper were pretty gong ho about Christmas. This year we’ve put all of our Christmas posts on the new website, A Rural Girl Writes, should you care to follow along. They are strictly Christmas, not writing related at all. But we thought we’d go ahead and provide links here to last year’s celebration of the season, writer-style.

The 12 Posts of Christmas, Day 1: A Happy Accident

Bob Wells didn’t set out to write one of the most beloved Christmas songs when he penned words to help him stay cool on a blistering July day. . . READ

The 12 Posts of Christmas, Day 2: Cool Gifts for Writers (2016)

My good writing bud, Candace Carrabus from Writing the Ride, has a knack for finding unique gifts for writers. . . READ

The 12 Posts of Christmas, Day 3: Recipe for Spiced Pecans

So you’ve been plugging away at chapter 27 all day when suddenly you remember that you need to bring a festive food to the Christmas soiree. . . READ

The 12 Posts of Christmas, Day 4: Symbols of the Season I

Symbols are tools of the trade for us writers. A good symbol can add deeper meaning to a novel, making a good story even better. . . READ

The 12 Posts of Christmas, Day 5: Symbols of the Season II

Symbols make life richer, and as I previously mentioned, stories take on a deeper meaning with well-chosen symbols. . . READ

The 12 Posts of Christmas, Day 6: Christmas with Charlie

Writers know the creative process is often fraught with uncertainty, particularly when choosing to break the rules. . . READ

The 12 Posts of Christmas, Day 7: My 2016 Book Picks

So you’re one of those last-minute shoppers, and the clock is ticking. . . READ

The 12 Posts of Christmas, Day 8: Christmas Lit I

Christmas themed books abound these days, and while good selections can be found, I also love the classics. . . READ

The 12 Posts of Christmas, Day 9: Christmas Lit II

A Christmas Carol in Prose, Being a Ghost-Story of Christmas, aka A Christmas Carol, was written by Charles Dickens and published in London on December 19, 1843, to immediate success. . . READ

The 12 Posts of Christmas, Day 10: Cutest. Thing. Ever.

I walked into my hubby’s office this past week and found this adorable candy sleigh on his desk. . . READ

The 12 Posts of Christmas, Day 11: Just Say “Merry Christmas”

In a letter dated December 22, 1534, John Fisher wrote Thomas Cromwell, “And this our Lord God send you a merry Christmas and a comfortable, to your heart’s desire.” . . . READ

The 12 Posts of Christmas, Day 12: Unto Us a Child is Born

“For unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is given; And the government will be upon His shoulder.” . . . READ

Enjoy the reads!

Merry Christmas!

Amy

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