A Writer’s Notebook: a blank page

`Tis the season for lounging around in sweatpants and drinking cocoa, daydreaming about the looks on the faces of those we love when they open our gifts the next morning. Oh, and writing letters and e-mails to family and friends recapping the year, which is what I’ve been up to. Not exactly Writer’s Notebook  material (though I do actually have notes for this year’s letter in my real, physical notebook), so I’m letting this week’s entry go unwritten. This week, I come bearing the gift of a blank page.

But I don’t want you to write in it.

Instead, take this week off. Even if you don’t celebrate Christmas, this week, take some time for yourself. Read a good book. Call up your family. Relax. Enjoy the season. You can write in your own notebook next week.

Happy holidays, readers! And best wishes for the coming year.

Published by Samuel Snoek-Brown

I write fiction and teach college writing and literature. I'm the author of the story collection There Is No Other Way to Worship Them, the novel Hagridden, and the flash fiction chapbooks Box Cutters and Where There Is Ruin.

2 thoughts on “A Writer’s Notebook: a blank page

  1. Stumbled here after searching ‘writers’ on WordPress, having wrapped the last of my pressies. Nice blog about a blank page. Of course, if I took your advice I might not have got here to comment!

    1. Ha! Good point, Jessica! If you just REALLY need something to write tonight, you can always check out my previous Writer’s Notebook entries. I see you do a lot of writing, actually, at least judging from your blog, so after the holidays, I’ll be sure to start working my way through your stories and poetry.

      Thanks for stopping by, and have a wonderful holiday! 🙂

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