Dysfunctional Family Holidays & Writing – a Great Combination!

Okay, so it is the season for eating, celebrating, gathering and writing…and I don’t mean Christmas cards! As writers we often forget that holidays bring our friends and family, oftentimes very disfunctional friends and family out of the woodwork. For many of us, we look at this as a chore to slog through, but writers should look at it as an opportunity! Afterall, should I not look at ‘Crazy Uncle Al’ as the perfect character study for my next deranged demon? Can’t ‘Cousin Simon’ be used as an example for that scene you have been working on for your inebriated villian?

The holidays are a great time for inspiration. Just remember, many times truth is much weirder than fiction!


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