Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Monthly Themes in Your Writing

March has arrived and in most parts of the North American continent it came in like a lion. One hope it will leave like a lamb. March is the month of St. Patrick’s Day and the Ides of March. It’s also Nutrition month and I wrote a little on that on my website (https://www.beverleybateman.com) , Women’s History month and the first day of spring is this month.
Do you use themes in your writing? Do you like reading when the story touches on a monthly theme? They could be used as setting or maybe part of a plot. There are many monthly themes. The most common of course is December with Christmas, Christmas Eve, Hanukah, and New Year’s Eve. February has Valentine’s Day, April, and sometimes March, has Easter, June first day of summer, July 4th (or 1st in Canada) September has Labor Day October Halloween (and Thanksgiving in Canada) and in November the American Thanksgiving.

I’ve used Christmas. It’s always good in a romance and/or family setting. New Year’s Eve can be a great time in a plot for meeting someone, or maybe starting new. And Valentine’s Day – I don’t think I need to say anything there. I’ve used a few of the themes, not a lot, but I’m thinking it might be fun to use more in my writing, particularly as part of the plot. And I do enjoy the Christmas themes and Valentine’s for romance plots.

I’d love to hear if you use themes in your writing or enjoy reading about them. Any special or quirky ones you remember?

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