Writing Tip: Thanksgiving Inspiration

photo-12Thanksgiving for some is a lovely time to spend with family while having a feast of a meal. For others, it is a well-deserved break from work, while others see it as the time to get the holiday shopping started. Trees and decorations will go up, most of us will be comatose from all the food eaten and others will be glued to the television watching a football game. If you find time in between or after the festivities, take some time to write about the holiday. Here are a few ideas to get you motivated:

Wear the turkey’s shoes – walk in the footsteps of the ill-fated bird about to be prepped and devoured. What are his thoughts and fears? Have a little fun with some turkey conversations during Thanksgiving time. Write a eulogy for the poor birds as they lay on your table.

Share traditions – write about some of your family traditions, whether they are normal or wacky. Tell your readers why you love them or hate them. Does everyone participate in the chaos of Black Friday shopping or the tranquility of decorating a tree? Perhaps it’s the other way around with your family. Give some interesting insights.

celebration-315079_960_720.jpgIt’s all about the food – Write about some of grandma’s delicious recipes. Give a visual description of the spread where you will be dining. Share some of the untraditional foods that are eaten by your family. It’s a great opportunity to write some food poetry.

Give thanks – what are the many things you are thankful for. There are many people in the world who don’t get to indulge in the things we do during this time of year, so take this as an opportunity to write about being thankful for the precious little items and services we often take for granted.

Before Fall comes to an end, and we transition to cold winter days….take the time to write about this season of change and thanks.

2 Written by: Donna J. Sanders

Donna is a freelance writer and blogger in West Palm Beach, FL. She is the author of Ataraxia, Cardboard Signs, Devour Me and Charcoal Kisses.

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