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Writing Prompts #4: Winter Themed Writing Ideas and Exercises

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December Creative Writing Prompts

If you’re like me, you’ve been neck deep in projects (and maybe finals) and have been running yourself ragged the past few months. But its December now, and that means the year is almost over, and it’s time to relax; breaks are important, especially with so many cool holiday things in the near future! So, here’s your chance to unwind, add to your journal, and strengthen your writing with some (sort of) December themed writing prompts.


Write something that..


  • Uses the words tinsel, icicle, and ornament.
  • Takes place in a butcher’s shop.
  • Takes place in a city you’ve driven through, but never stopped at.
  • From the point of view of a reindeer.
  • Uses the words violent, bone, and serpent.
  • Is addressed to a family member you only see on holidays.
  • Uses the sentence “it was always colder in the basement.”
  • Uses the words absurd, gaunt, and absence.
  • Takes place at midnight in a blizzard.
  • Is addressed to someone you see regularly, but never speak to.
  • Using the words destruct, nerve, and translucent.
  • From the point of view of your best friend.
  • Uses the sentence “the birds have gone silent.”
  • Using the first sentence of the nearest book to you.
  • Using the words cocoa, evergreen, and luminescent.


Share your writing exercises

As always, feel free to share what you write with me. Happy writing!

Want more creative writing ideas?

Previous exercises can be found here.


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2 thoughts on “Writing Prompts #4: Winter Themed Writing Ideas and Exercises”

  1. I love this! You started with something so whimsical “tinsel, icicle, and ornament” and then jumped right to “BUTCHER SHOP” Haha. I have to admit, wasn’t expecting that, but I loved it!


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