Category Archives: Memorial Day

Plowing Together: Using Summer Activities as Writing Inspiration – Please Comment

Summer is filled with activities that we don’t do during other times of the year: trips to the beach, vacations, outdoor activities, new and exciting adventures. How do you keep thinking as a writer while you’re engaging in summer fun? How do you glean writing ideas from your summer activities?

Please comment. You might inspire someone else.


Memorial Day

Writers tell stories. As we celebrate Memorial Day, let’s look for stories of sacrifice. Do you know someone who made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom? Tell their story.

  • Share your own experience of loss and help other people deal with the loss of their beloved service member.
  • Write a poem about them.
  • Let their story inspire your fiction.
  • Write about the meaning of Memorial Day so that children can understand its importance.
  • Write a devotion to help military families turn to God for comfort in their time of grief.

Honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. Use the gifts God gave you to pay tribute to them.


Memorial Day – Honor Their Sacrifice Through Your Writing

hibiscusMemorial Day is a time to honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice to keep us free. Do you know of someone who did that? Can you do a personality profile on that service member? Honor their sacrifice. Tell their story. Share their heroism.

Do you know a family who lost someone? You may need to give the family time to heal before you approach them about sharing their story. Honor their sacrifice, as well.

You could also write about the character qualities you can find in sacrifice. What can you write about courage and honor? How can you use them in fiction? In a devotion?

As you honor the fallen today, look for ideas to help you honor them through your writing.

© Deborah Christensen

From the Idea Garden – Memorial Day

What does Memorial Day mean to you? Do you know someone who gave their life for their country? How did it affect you? How did their life inspire you? Why did they serve?

How can you use your memories and insights in a personality profile? In a how-to article? In a personal experience piece? In a meditation/devotional? In poetry? In fiction? In a children’s story?

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