Doesn’t it seem that from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day you see so many of your family members, some even that you’ve not seen in months or years? This can lead to wonderful writing, and for all genres! Whether you’re in a family like the Clever’s, the Cosby’s, the Modern Family, or even if you’re like the Griswold’s, as a writer can’t you “see” the #1 Bestseller on the shelf written by you?
I’m not saying that you have to copy “Aunt Martha’s” very religious way of life, or base a character off of “Cousin Becky’s midnight rendezvous with the married man next door neighbor, or drink as much as everyone claiming “we’re not alcoholics, we just like to have fun,” but I am recommending that if you’re stuck with your writing, think of your family. Take the most interesting person in your family, and write about them being complete opposite! Sounds fun, huh? Try it, and I promise you won’t be disappointed!
See, spending time with family can be not only fun, but helpful too!