Archives for Christmas: How to get rid of background exposition

I’m nearly done with my Christmas shopping! Just have to figure out what to get for my parents. Hmmm…

Y’all can still vote for my team’s origami tree (benefitting my local Humane Society) through December 20!

This post is a repeat, since I’m obviously rather busy with other things. ^ It was originally published on October 15, 2011.

Holiday Blog Schedule – also, I need your help!

So…News!
I’m taking a semi-break. From now through the end of the year, I won’t be writing any new Friday posts – instead I’ll be re-posting some of the best articles from the archives. Don’t worry: Inspiration Monday will continue as usual!
I’m just taking this soft sabbatical to keep up with Thanksgiving and Christmas activities (I am determined to watch more Christmas movies and bake at least one batch of gingerbread men this year. Also, I have to fold 100+ origami cranes for a project.), get a little more novel-writing done, and recharge my blogging battery.
You see, I feel a bit wrung out, idea-wise. That’s why I need your help.

Photo by Rennett Stowe

What do you want to read about in 2013?

Do you want to start a community discussion about character development, story morals, suspension of disbelief?
Do you want to learn more about  novel-writing, copywriting/marketing, blogging?
Do you want to ask me about my favorite books and movies? My opinions on the Oxford comma? My ukulele?
Ultimately, what about writing keeps you up at night?
Please, tell me in the comments!