Tag Archives | Christmas

Friday Forum: 12/28

Traveling for the holidays usually provides some great writing fodder. Did you sit next to any interesting characters on the plane? Take an eventful road trip? Or travel back to the place you grew up? Had it changed much since you had been there last? Have fun and see what you can pull from your […]

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Capturing Holiday Moments

The holidays are full of friends, family and precious moments that you’ll want to remember.  Having a camera at hand is the perfect way to record those times. But what if there’s a moment that the camera missed? Painting word pictures to capture what the camera couldn’t is a priceless post-holiday gift. Writing a descriptive […]

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Friday Forum: 12/14

The holidays are officially here and it’s time to break out the holiday stories. What are your favorite holiday books? Do you have any favorites that you read every year? Aside from Dickens, I like to curl up with Agatha Christie’s Poirot with my Christmas cookies.

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The Gift of Experience: Painting Classes

If there’s one activity we love almost as much as writing, it’s painting–especially if there’s a glass of wine right next to our palate! Perhaps it’s natural for creative types to be drawn to art forms across genres and across media. It certainly is for us. There’s something freeing and rejuvenating about sitting facing a […]

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The Gift of Experience: Holiday Tea at the Sorrento Hotel

As writers, there’s nothing like stepping into an historic building lit up with Christmas lights and evergreen boughs to get us in the holiday mood. The two of us experienced the official start to our month long holiday celebrations last week when we visited the Sorrento Hotel in Seattle’s First Hill neighborhood for Holiday Tea. […]

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Writer’s Kitchen: Edible Christmas Gifts, Part 1

I know, I know, it’s probably a bit early to be talking about Christmas. After all, Halloween is just barely behind us, and Thanksgiving is still weeks away. However, one of the jobs of a blogger is to get you thinking about ideas in advance, right? In that case, I’d like to start talking about […]

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