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Writing Me: A Writing Tradition {Melissa}

‘Tis the season of hayrides and pumpkin pies, costumes and candy corn, drifting leaves that turn into falling snow and crisp mornings with flannel sheets and chunky sweaters that lend way to days full of tradition. What does the word tradition make you think of? What does it make you feel? Is there a tradition you partake in every year, or one from your childhood that stands out?

Take the word TRADITION and tell us what it means to you.

Go where your words and recollections take you. A few lines, or dozens, in whatever form moves you, write as your heart responds to the prompt.

Today’s post comes to us from Melissa:

This time of year is all about traditions. Traditional celebrations, meals, rituals. We have a little tradition here at Bigger Picture Blogs, it’s something I personally look forward to every single year.  ‘Twas the write before Christmas  a writing and creativity event.

I love the five (or more) minutes of me time I get by participating in the event. I cherish the stories it brings out of me when I can just sit and think about the holidays and this seasons from different prompts.

All good traditions evolve and so has ours. This year we are giving you words and pictures, and we’re giving you a head start. Below you will find a list of all the prompts text portion. Pin it, share it, save it.

Starting on December 3 we will have the prompts post here, daily with a new picture related to the prompt. You can take your inspiration from the text or the picture or both! There will be a linky opened on each post where you can share how the prompt inspired you, in a words, in images, in butter cream frosting, however you are inspired.

In a time of year where the hustle and bustle of all that we have to do can sap us of all our creativity and inspiration this is a quick and easy way you can take some time to feed your creative soul and focus on what this season  means to you.

Happy creating!

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We would love to feature you {yes, YOU!} and your piece here on Bigger Picture Blogs. We would love to encourage and support our community in this writing exercise, and we hope you all will join us! Click HERE to find out more!

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‘Twas the Write Before Christmas {2011 Day 3}

Welcome to Day Three of ‘Twas the Write Before Christmas!

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Are you feeling stretched? {If yes, that’s great! Wonderful creations come from feeling a little push.}

Are you still stuck on Day Two’s prompt? {If so, move on and see what inspiration comes from today’s prompt.}

For those who are just joining us, don’t worry about the first two days; feel free to jump right in today. Don’t forget the linky will be open until the end of the month.

We know you’re busy. We know the holidays might feel crammed full of things to be done. We know — because that’s how our lives are, too. And if you’re anything like us, you might be wishing for a small respite, right about now.

Something that’s just for you.

Let today be the day you stop and create something! Share your story — give your gifts — in the form of ANYTHING! Do you associate a certain memory with today’s prompt? Are you moved to write a poem or story? Does the prompt encourage you to draw or paint? Are you itching to bake something or photograph something or craft something? Let the prompt lead you where it will. We can’t wait see, read, and share in the magic of your season!

Day Three Prompt:


Remember, go wherever the song takes you — whether you’ve been captured by a few words, a certain line or maybe even just the fact that the prompt is in song form … wherever your mind goes, follow it! Happy creating!

As always, try to visit a few other people who are participating; encouragement and support means so much to a creative heart.

{Also, if you’re tweeting, we’re using the hashtag #BPBWrites.}

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‘Twas the Write Before Christmas {2011 Day 2}

Welcome to Day Two of ‘Twas the Write Before Christmas! 


If this is your first time here, here’s a little recap of what we’re doing. {Feel free to jump right in to today’s prompt or try out the Day One, if you’d like!}

We know you’re busy. We know the holidays might feel crammed full of things to be done. We know — because that’s how our lives are, too. And if you’re anything like us, you might be wishing for a small respite, right about now.

Something that’s just for you.

Let today be the day you stop and create something! Share your story — give your gifts — in the form of ANYTHING! Do you associate a certain memory with today’s prompt? Are you moved to write a poem or story? Does the prompt encourage you to draw or paint? Are you itching to bake something or photograph something or craft something? Let the prompt lead you where it will.

We can’t wait see, read, and share in the magic of your season!

The posts inspired by Day One’s prompts were so beautiful!

Did yesterday’s posts come easily or did you have to think about the picture before feeling inspired?

We’re looking forward to connecting again today. So without further ado … we give you day two.

Day Two Prompt: 

‘Brightly shone the moon that night, though the frost was cruel’

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