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"It's just a different kind of Christmas this year." -- Mark Schultz
I have decided to put the usual note filled with writerly wisdom and advice, which I had in progress, back in the hopper for a later time. Instead, I will offer some of what the funny and wise George Carlin called "brain droppings."
Another holiday season is upon us, one like no other in anyone's recent memory. Wondering how to salvage as much of the festive spirit as possible some things came to mind that I would like to share for your consideration.
Gifts: what to give our writer's circle of friends that will not break the bank nor require a Dun & Bradstreet rating to mail? Some ideas to get you thinking:
How many of your close friends or even family know that you write poetry? A Holiday card with a poem for the season might be a way to let them know. If you are artistically inclined as well (very many writers are) perhaps also a simple sketch to accompany your note and poem.
I have found over the years that a holiday deadline is easiest accepted as an approximation. A personal card or gift is every bit as welcome early or late though I do attempt to maintain a goal of a week or two either way.
Everyone be sure to note the plans for IPA LIVE! in the coming year. Endless possibilities are just around the corner.
I wish all our IPA family and those dear to them, safe and joyous holidays.
Read the best of what you wish to write and ever, keep writing.
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