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Writing Challenge 56

Celebrate a little Christmas in July with this month’s writing challenge.

Can you believe Christmas is just five months away? Long before the hectic season arrives set aside some time to spin a Yuletide tale. Take up your pencils, your pens, or your keyboard and follow your instincts and write. What will this month’s image inspire? Will your story take place in July or December?

Did you know…? The idea of celebrating Christmas in July originates from an all-girls’ camp celebration in 1933 and was popularized as a concept in the 1940 comedy film, Christmas in July, starring Dick Powell and Ellen Drew.

Christmas at the InnHappy Writing!

Each month, The Poisoned Martini presents a photo to spark your creativity.  Because of their visual nature, images vividly speak to writers and spark ideas for writing.  View the photo below, ponder what you see, and then put pen to paper or finger to keyboard.  Write a scene, a short story, a chapter, a novella, or maybe even a novel.

Last month’s challenge featured a folly, an architectural structure like a mini-temple with columns. This particular folly was tucked away on the grounds of Kykuit, the residence of the John D. Rockfeller family near Sleepy Hollow, New York.  Kykuit, appropriately meaning lookout, overlooks the Hudson River just north of the Tappan Zee Bridge. The photo was taken in 2008.

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