"Santa Claus at Edinburgh Reindeer Garden" image by www.theedinburghblog.co.uk
My latest DeHaan Services article, "Three Outdoor Carol Events in Dec. 2012 in Eastern Toronto", was written because I was surprised to see three similar upcoming events, at different venues and organized separately (so far as I knew).

In fact, I might not have noticed any of them except that something else had caught my attention on that page in a local newspaper.

Promoting my "2012 Toronto Caroling Outdoors" Article

My Xanga blog continues to support my online articles with its own publicity post, "Singing Christmas Carols Outdoors in Toronto in 2012".

One Wintry Triple Writing Tip

This writing tip repeats some old but golden ideas. Traditionally we think of past and future for the winter solstice, since January is named for the Roman god Janus, whose double face looked forwards and backwards.

First, keep your eyes and mind open to writing possibilities. I only noticed the first event because an e-mail address that I needed was on the same page, attached to some completely different item. Then I scanned the other notices, and found the first Christmas caroling event.

Second, think about what makes a topic unique or special. In this case, "outdoors" was the magic word. Personally I find myself singing carols indoors. Going outside would be different for me; and I tried to make it interesting for others too.

Third, look for patterns. After finding the first, I quickly noticed the second. In fact, my title and promotional blurb used words like "two", "double" and "twin. After a more careful review of the upcoming events, I realized that there was a third outdoor carol singing event.

That's my triple writing tip for this wintry night: be alert for new or simply intereting topics; then seek out the novelty of one unique topic or an interesting common thread among multiple examples of a topic idea.

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