Writing Prompt: Winter Holiday Memory

by Marilyn Friedman    

I have a couple more fun literary tidbits for you this Friday and Saturday–check out the details below.  Plus the Winter 2012 schedule has been posted!  Also, don’t forget that Writing Pad gift certificates make wonderful presents.  To sign up for a class, click “Buy Now” at the bottom of the class descriptions at the links below, call 323-333-2954, or email marilyn@writingpad.com to grab a spot before they are full!

Events:
One-Person Show Performance Showcase (12/16)
Footprints Screening (1/13)

Classes This Week:
Writing Pad Show and Tell

Winter 2012 Classes

Book Publishing 
Get Your Book Published
How To Hook An Agent

Children’s Writing and YA
Bullies, Werewolves, and Monsters: Creating Characters For Children’s Books and YA Fiction
Write A Book That Sell Itself: Crafting A Killer Premise
From Bedtime Stories To Tales of Teenage Woe: Writing For Kids and Young Adults Pt I
From Bedtime Stories To Tales of Teenage Woe: Writing For Kids and Young Adults Pt III

Creative Writing/Multi Genre
The Found Story: Finding Your Story In The Street
So You Want To Be A Writer?
Finishing School

Fiction, Memoir, Romance
The Found Story: Finding Your Story In The Street
Write A Book That Sell Itself: Crafting A Killer Premise
From Aphrodite To Zeus: Myth Fueled Stories
Storytelling at Light Speed: The Art of Flash Fiction
I Love You Silly: Crafting The Perfect Romance Novel

Journalism, Personal Essay and Web Writing
So You Want To Be A Freelancer?
Blogger’s Paradise: Creating Irresistible Content
Personal Essay II: The Advanced Class
Literary Feast: Writing A Culinary Masterpiece
You in 1200 Words: Writing and Publishing The Personal Essay

Playwriting and Writing For Actors
Ex’s, Bosses, and Crazy Relatives: Creating Characters For The Stage
It’s All About You: A One-Person Show Workshop
From The Page To The Stage: Finish That One-Person Show

Screenwriting
Get Your Foot In The Door: Develop Your Dream Script
Lights, Camera, Action: Screenwriting Boot Camp

Writing Prompt:
Make a list of the best or worst five childhood winter holiday memories.  Pick one and add a sensory detail to it (smell, taste, sound, touch, sight).  Then write for 10 minutes and post the results in the comments of this blog! 

For instance, I am going to write about getting in trouble for singing Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer on a tour bus in Florida.  My parents didn’t think that was an appropriate thing a little Jewish girl to do!

Post your writing in the comments of this blog!  You could win a free class.  What comes to mind when I say, “childhood holiday memory?”