Be sure to include sensory details in your Christmas stories.
Sensory details: What do you see, hear, taste, smell, and feel?
Why are sensory details so important? What's the big deal?
You want to draw readers into your stories. Let them experience what you experienced. Sensory details can do that—they can draw your reader right in beside you.
During these weeks leading up to Christmas, even if you're too busy to write, pay attention to the sights, sounds, tastes, smells, and textures of the season. Jot them down so you can use them later when you do have time to write.
What sensory details will you include in your holiday stories?
Maybe these: the sight of the northern lights, the sound of shoveling snow off the sidewalk, the taste of fruitcake, the scent of a pine Christmas tree, and the texture of a woolen scarf.
Or maybe your sensory details include palm trees, sandy beaches, saltwater on your skin, the smell of smoky barbecues, the taste of gingerbread.
Your Christmas details are unique. Find words for them so your readers can relive your past holidays with you.
And have fun writing!