Give the English language a Christmas treat and invent a new word.
Here’s a spark phrase to get you going: “Quiet as a mouse.”
Fight the cold weather by building an inferno of great ideas. Kindle your fire with a great opening line and be as imaginative as you can. Stoke the fires of invention with every line you write until ideas glow off the page.
Grab the next magazine you see, flick through it and select a picture at random. Pretend that you are in the picture and start writing about being there.
Here’s an opening line to start with: “It was red (and huge).”
Have a look through any of your old writing and choose a piece to rewrite in the New Year. If you can’t find anything that you want to work on, think about what stories or poems you really want to tell and write a short paragraph about the new piece of writing you’re going to start next year.
Use this spark word to leap into a new piece of writing: “Frosty.”