Put on your iPod shuffle, switch on the radio or choose a CD at random, and start writing about the next song you hear. Let its rhythm be your momentum – try to capture the mood the song puts you in, even if it’s anger or sadness.
Take something you overheard (perhaps from yesterday’s exercise) and write a story or poem around it. Don’t be afraid to take it completely out of context and have fun!
Go for a walk and eavesdrop on as many people as you can – every time you hear something interesting write it down.
Write a wish list for Santa, but don’t ask for something boring like material possessions – tell him about memories or experiences that you would like to relive.
Day 13 – December 13th
Share with us five humorous, but critical, survival tips for winter and Christmas. Will placing pickled herrings in my left shoe really prevent a cold?
Day 14 – December 14th
Another spark word to go on a writing adventure with – “tinsel-toes.”
Take a page from your notebook and start writing whatever comes into your head after reading this spark word: “Satsuma.”
Invent your own Christmas ritual for a character – the wilder or weirder the better!