When Your Thinking Cap looks a lot like Santa’s Hat by Beth Daniels, aka Beth Henderson, J.B. Dane, Nied Darnell

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Here we are in December already.
I don’t know about you, but it always seems to creep up on me and jump out waving a list of things to be accomplished within only a few weeks.
So why, you might be wondering, do I want you to join me for a week of talking about writing fiction? Well, it’s because the holidays are ripe with opportunities for spinning stories.
 
There’s a reason that the Hallmark network produces all those holiday-themed made-for-TV movies featuring the holidays.
There’s a reason that some of the same holiday classics get remade over and over again, sometimes with a twist – like when the person who thinks everyone would be better off if they’d never been born suddenly gets to see how sad those loved ones lives are without them. In the classic movie, Jimmy Stewart thought that, but I’ve seen takes where it was a heroine who felt that way. There was a holiday episode of WAREHOUSE 13 where one of the agents was taken down that road. And this holiday season, Dr. Seuss’s...
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