Weekly Writing Prompts: #13


In light of the festive season we’ve set up a cracking Christmas writing prompt. This week it’s all about crossing genres and creating something playful and wacky.

Write a Crazy Christmas

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Get into the festive spirit with this Christmas-themed writing prompt!
Image Credit: Jose Betancur, Creative Commons.

Write a Christmas story or poem, but twist it up with an unexpected genre. It could be horror, western, romance, even sci-fi.

Christmas is a great starting point to mix your writing up with because it has clear traditions and themes that you can work into just about any setting.

It doesn’t matter how ridiculous the plot or the characters are (in fact, the weirder the better!) because this exercise is all about having fun.

Writing is about imagination after all, so think of this prompt as a way to let loose from the serious side of skill and technique.

Check out our writing promptsOpens in a new tab. page for even more challenging exercises, and have a Merry Christmas!

Kyra Thomsen

Kyra is a writer and editor from Wollongong. She works full-time as a content writer while reading on the train and drafting short fiction stories in her spare time. Kyra won the 2012 Questions Writing Prize and has been published in Kindling, Seizure Online, Space Place & Culture and Tide. She enjoys admiring her bookshelves, watching cheesy shows on Netflix, and browsing her Tumblr. You can learn more about Kyra's previous publications, plus find fortnightly posts, on her website: kyrathomsen.com.

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