Wednesday, March 4, 2020

IWSG - March 2020

It's the first Wednesday in March so it's time to join the Insecure Writer's Support Group.  This month's question is:

Other than the obvious holiday traditions, have you ever included any personal or family traditions/customs in your stories?

You know, I haven't.  My family doesn't have any particularly unusual customs or traditions (or at least I don't think they do) so there is nothing of note to mine for my stories.  I'm actually struggling to think if any of my stories even have holidays included in them...  I don't think they do.

Hmmmm.....  Maybe that's an opportunity I'm missing out on.  

I am going to try and rectify this and write a holiday scene into my next book.  And I will try and find something unique to add to it from my own family's way of celebrating holidays.  Although the only thing I can think of is that at Christmas, because my father's family were Jewish, we always have bagels with lox for breakfast before we get to presents and the rest of Christmas.

We don't have any special thing we do for people on their birthdays or any other holiday.  We don't celebrate Easter and there is no Thanksgiving in New Zealand (unfortunately - it was always my favorite holiday) and I can't think of any other holiday that would be celebrated with anything other than a day off from work.  Which is, of course, something to celebrate.

Do you have any unique family traditions that show up in your stories?


  1. I'm excited to read the scene you write

  2. Everyone always thinks their traditions are the normal ones, though, right?

  3. There must be some New Zealand holidays (secular count too I would think) that others would find interesting. :) Write what you know?

  4. My Franco-American, Catholic heritage pops up and/or will be popping up more. I write a lot of stories featuring brothers. I certainly have things.