Category Archives: Writing Prompt Advent Calendar 2013

23 December – You

I live in Cambridge, UK.  One of the most famous Christmas traditions here is the service of carols and lessons from King’s College Chapel on Christmas Eve.  Each year, the 3 pm service is broadcast live to millions around the … Continue reading

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10 December 2014 – A Zen story

This is one of my favourite Zen stories I’ve come across.  I changed it to winter, for today’s prompt, but really, this could happen any time of the year. Two monks were once travelling together in winter. A heavy snow … Continue reading

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11 December – A wish list

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 … Continue reading

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3 December – Holy Days

One of the challenges for me while creating this calendar was deciding how to approach the question of faith and religion. Broadly speaking, images of a snowy Christmas can dominate the media with a northern hemisphere, western culture bias. By … Continue reading

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December 2 – A Potpourri of Prompts

For today, a potpourri of prompts, like a basket of baubles.  Take one and hold it up to the light.  Take many and string them together like a paper chain.  Take a few and join them together with sticky tape … Continue reading

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1 December 2013 – Turning the Calendar Page

Today marks the beginning of the final month of the year. What images, ideas, and sensations come to mind when you turn the calendar page over to the 1st of December? How does this writing prompt advent calendar work?

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