A Writer’s Christmas List

All I want for Christmas is:

  • An unfettered flow of great ideas.
  • Characters that turn out as real on the page as they are in my head.
  • No awkward scene transitions.
  • Engaging, witty dialog.
  • A spellchecker that knows when I’m screwing up my homophones.
  • Brilliant, catchy names for characters that will never be forgotten by my readers.
  • A movie deal.
  • Okay, a book club deal is good too.
  • Just like, me saying “buy this book” and the person says “okay, deal.”
  • A breathtaking romance captured perfectly.
  • Barring that, an interesting cat lady.
  • No filler.
  • No tangents.
  • Not forgetting that detail I put in chapter two that was supposed to be important later on.
  • Looming foreshadowing.
  • Heart-pounding suspense.
  • To have characters that just for once don’t visit a restaurant/diner in one of my stories.
  • To have enough readers to laugh at my inside jokes about my writing.
  • Minimal edits.
  • Okay, at least less edits?
  • A quelling of my desire to put an exclamation point at the end of every sentence of dialog!
  • No characters having jobs/hobbies I have to research for a solid three months before I can begin writing.

What’s on your writer’s Christmas list?

8 thoughts on “A Writer’s Christmas List

  1. Great list! Yes, less edits would be fantastic and pacing too… I would like to see action jump off right away instead of me getting sucked into all the details…lol


    1. Exactly! Please hear our pleas, new year’s gods!

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  2. Romances that I don’t have to rewrite, where the two people who are “supposed to be together” plot-wise, fall in love and stay there. 🙂


  3. heatherjacksonwrites December 23, 2016 — 9:58 AM

    I’m so with you on the “SLIGHTLY LESS EDITS” wish. 🙂


    1. HERE’S HOPING! (Ironically, I actually made a typo typing that out.)

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  4. This is a great Christmas list! Especially the Less Edits part.


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