5 Things A Writer Really Wants For Christmas

Each year for the past 3 years, I’ve done a guest spot over on Anne R. Allen’s blog in the US with something that is writerly, Christmassy and tongue-in-cheeky. This year, I was operating on a theme of Christmas wishes.

You may remember that last week in this very parish, I did a piece about writers being careful what they wish for.

It seemed to me that any time a writer gets what they want, it turns out either not to be what they want at all, or serves only to reveal yet a much greater want which messes with mental well-being and any burgeoning feelings of accomplishment.

This was the other side of the coin with regard to the piece I did for Anne’s blog, which was a lot less serious, and looked at what a writer might ask Santa Claus to deliver in their stocking for Christmas.

It turns out that my writing everyman was looking for 5 things. It’s not a lot, I know: surely 5 wishes is not too much to ask for, particularly at a time of generosity and kindness and general bonhomie?

Well, I suppose it depends on exactly what you’re asking for.

Get a load of this letter to Santa, and see if you think it’s a reasonable request. Here’s the link to the piece, called “Dear Santa: This is What a Writer Wants For Christmas”



Dear Santa: This is What A Writer Wants for Christmas

  2 comments for “5 Things A Writer Really Wants For Christmas

  1. December 16, 2018 at 11:40 pm

    Fan letters! Hundreds of people writing and saying how much they enjoyed my book.

    Liked by 1 person

    • December 18, 2018 at 11:51 pm

      I’m sure Santa can arrange that! After all, letters are kind of his thing 😉


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