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Daily Archives: December 19, 2015

Weekend Edition – Writing the Hard Stuff


Today’s re-blog—looking toward the end of the year and contemplating holidays—is a Reminder for Writers and a Hint for Readers :-)

Live to Write - Write to Live

It’s all going to be okay.

Go ahead, enter the dark forest where the path is hard and demons lurk. Go ahead, enter the dark forest where the path is hard and demons lurk.

Though there is much that I love about the holidays, there is also much that I find trying. For reasons I can’t quite pinpoint, this time of the year always arrives bedecked not only in holly and mistletoe, but also in an excess of drama and angst. While outwardly we rejoice and make merry, many of us simultaneously wrestle with all kinds of personal, social, and familial demons. I recently learned that many churches now hold “Blue Christmas” services specifically to provide solace to people who struggle emotionally during this festive season.

I bring this up not to dampen your holiday spirit, but to offer a humble word of commiseration and comfort, and also to invite you – one writer to another – to face any seasonal hardships  you may…

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