The Writers Circle: Holiday Stories

One of our goals here at Today’s Author is to help all of the writers among us to do what we love to do: write. One of the best ways to accomplish this is by talking to each other and learning from each other.  Our Writers Circle series is designed to do just that – provide a chance for us to discuss writing, editing and publishing questions.

This week’s topic is:

It is often said that if a musician records a holiday song, they will forever be remembered because their song will be played on the radio, year after year. Is the same thing true for writers? If we write holiday-themed short stories, poems or novels, do we gain a long-term legacy as well? Should all authors plan on attempting to do this at some point in their writing careers?

Let’s discuss this in the comments and see what our community thinks.


6 thoughts on “The Writers Circle: Holiday Stories

  1. Readers remember authors’ holiday stories, but also forgive much that they wouldn’t forgive in a non-holiday setting. i.e. Poor writing is often forgiven when attached to holiday stories.

  2. Reblogged this on The Living Dead and commented:
    My thought is, do it if you want to, don’t do it if you don’t want to. Some holiday stories are remembered, some aren’t. It’s like anything else.

  3. In at at least one case, the holiday story made me not want to read anything of his ever again (but he was going downhill by then anyway): John Grisham. That book pissed me off.

  4. I like the idea of writing a holiday story for Christmas, especially if it includes a special message hidden withing the story. I tried one this year.

  5. My Christmas wish. That someone would pick up this amazing writer. I pray, that you all, have a lovely, CHRISTmas. Thank you, for this blog!

  6. Well that’s a good question. I know with my holiday-themed lesson plans (on my geek side), they become very popular around the holidays. True for all my fellow teachers who sell on Teachers Pay Teachers.

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