The Writers Circle: Holidays and Celebrations

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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:

Do holidays and celebrations play a big role in any of your stories?  Do you stick with well-known, modern holidays or do you create new ones to fit the universe of your story? When creating a new holiday, do you follow any specific rules in terms of defining the day’s meaning, festivities and focus?

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