11 December – A wish list

Half and half dog, Emily Gubler, http://www.ordinarycontradictions.com/

Half and half dog, Emily Gubler, http://www.ordinarycontradictions.com/

My kids have been making Christmas wish lists.  A dog features high on the list for both of them.  Someday.   Maybe.

What would be on your writing wish list?  Create a list of the pieces you would like to have written.  What essays, articles, stories, poems, plays are on your list?  Go ahead, name  them all – how will they know to come if you don’t call them?

Winter Star, photo by Stacy Jaffe

Winter Star, photo by Stacy Jaffe

How does this writing prompt advent calendar work?
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2 Responses to 11 December – A wish list

  1. Melissa says:

    I wonder what I put on my list last year I haven’t peeked back, but will when I finish this comment.

    Whatever I find there, I had confirmation today of the power of writing down wishes. Today we finished the second round of Writing Circles – the writing workshops I decided to create this autumn. The idea started last spring when I had a long train ride and and empty notebook and the question ‘what would you do if you knew you couldn’t fail?’ in front of me. What would you do if you knew you couldn’t fail?

    Later tonight I will go back to that notebook and see just what I wrote on the train, but I know I wrote about creating small groups of writers coming together to collect stories, coax them onto paper, shape them, and share them. It has happened. It really has. I’m still pinching myself, as I have been since September. And it’s not just me who writes down wishes – today as we shared something we’ve written, one person brought a letter she had been asked to write to herself earlier in the summer. It was then mailed to her later, at some undetermined date, when she might need it. It was an intriguing bit of personal archaeology we got to witness – she read aloud a letter written before the threshold of a new beginning and now she has crossed that threshold and can look back with kindness and curiosity.

    So, I shall continue writing down wishes and finding ways to make the right ones come alive. I hope you to, too.

    And if you’re curious, here’s the link to last year’s wish lists: https://onetreebohemia.wordpress.com/2013/12/11/14-december-a-wish-list/


  2. suki60 says:

    I have one novel to write: notes have been made, but I need a lot TIME alone to be able to work on it. I have too many restrictions at the moment so I am not going to berate myself about procrastination.

    It was suggested that I write an article for a social workers’ magazine about ‘the impact of assessment’ for getting my parent licence. It is half-written. Now that I’ve admitted to it’s existence, I might find the strength to complete it in the next few months!


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