20 Yule Writing Prompts

Photograph by Shannon L. Buck copyright 2014.Yule is not far off. If you haven’t done so already, you may want to center some of your writing around this important sabbat. The ideas here will aid you in getting started, then try to branch out and see what else you can think up.

Fiction Prompts

  1. Write about a romance between two witches, taking place around Yule.
  2. Write a story about children who meet Old Man Winter or Father Time in the forest.
  3. Write a short story centered around a Wiccan Yule tradition.
  4. Write a novella about a Christian man who happens upon a Pagan single mom and her three children after his car breaks down a few days before Yule.
  5. Write a novelette about a town dedicated to Yule year round.

Nonfiction Prompts

  1. Write an eBook about Yule traditions within your own family.
  2. Write a how-to article on a Yule craft.
  3. Post your favorite Yule recipes on your blog.
  4. Write an article about Yule.
  5. Create a to-do list of Yule tasks that should be completed and post them on your site or blog.

Poetry Prompts

  1. Write a couplet about two people meeting at Yule.
  2. Write a Haiku about children and Yule.
  3. Write a name poem using the word Y U L E T I D E.
  4. Create a rhyming poem about Yule traditions.
  5. Make a shape poem. Use the shape of a Yule tree, which was traditionally hung upside down.

Combining Photography with Writing

  1. Make a step-by-step slide show of how to prepare your favorite Yule dish.
  2. Go for a winter walk, photographing trees and other things after a snow. Blog about your walk, describing what each picture is about, and what you felt when taking it.
  3. Write a photography essay with Yule as the topic.
  4. Take pictures of your Yule decorating process, and write an article using those photos and describing what is happening in each.
  5. Create a slide show about making a Yule decoration.

Go ahead and expand on these ideas!

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What are you writing or photographing for Yule? Let us know in the comments below, or email me at shannonlbuck@gmail.com.

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About Shannon L. Buck

Hello. My name is Shannon, and I'm a single mother of two young adult daughters, and Memay to one precious Little Man. I work as a writer from my home in Orono, Maine, and as a Front Desk Agent at an inn. Writing is my life, second only to my daughters. I enjoy writing nonfiction, as well as fiction in a number of genres. At some point, I would like to travel. It would be a true writing adventure.