Happy New Year

We all begin the year with various writing resolutions, but then real life gets in the way.  So why not have one resolution a month?


Don’t think about it, just write.  Set a timer for ten minutes and begin writing on the theme of new beginnings.


Write a short piece, which includes the words, Summer, Knife and Jealousy.


Describe a winter scene in 500 words.  Be poetic.


Write a short piece on the theme of water.


Imagine that you have just confronted your deepest fear.  Write down how you feel.


Write about an intruder.


Invent a character who has a problem that is major to him, but minor to other people.


Write a letter to your local newspaper about something that you feel strongly about.


Look out the first story you ever wrote and see what you can do to improve it.


Describe the view from your window.


Describe in detail a character you dislike.


Write a Christmas carol or poem.

Happy writing, and thank you for reading my blog 🙂


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6 Responses to Happy New Year

  1. Diane says:

    What an excellent idea. 🙂

  2. Karla says:

    Happy New Year, Della – great idea about staggering resolutions (does it count, if you just postone the same one?!)
    Hope you have a great 2013 – and thanks again for all your help this past year.
    Final chapter of first draft is almost done 🙂
    (NY Resolution – write a bit quicker!)
    Thanks again
    XX K

  3. Della Galton says:

    Happy New Year to you too Karla – yes I’m sure it counts 🙂
    and it’s quality not quantity

  4. Penny says:

    Thanks, Della, for these ideas. For some reason they have just reached me in March – when, this year, finding a Winter Scene (snow, and more, yesterday) to describe is not too difficult 🙂

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