Writing Hour Roundup: 20 December 2022

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“The People’s Friend” Writing Hour is held every Tuesday at 11 a.m. on Twitter. It’s a time when we can get together with writers for a chat and it’s always heaps of fun!

Every week we summarise everything that went on right here for those who missed out.

This week we talked about this year’s highlights and hopes for the year ahead.

What has been your highlight of the last year? 

You’ve all achieved so much this year. 2022 has been filled with fantastic fiction. We can’t wait to do it all again in 2023! 

There have been so many wonderful things happening in your personal lives this year as well. It’s been lovely to keep up with all your good news throughout the year. 

If you had to write a short story based on your favourite Christmas song, which song would it be? Give us an outline of your story. 

We loved your ideas. Here are just a few! 

We’ll look forward to reading it! 

Have you any specific books on your Christmas list or are you hoping for a surprise? 

Some of you are looking for books in a certain genre and some are hoping for a surprise. We hope whatever books you receive this year are good reads! 

Have you made a writing or reading schedule for 2023? What are your hopes for the year ahead? 

Most of you don’t have a schedule that you want to stick to, but you do have some plans of what you’d like to do. 

Good luck with all your writing endeavours! We wish you all the best. 

Would you rather spend Christmas day in a Scottish castle or on a beach somewhere warm? 

A Scottish castle won by a mile. A few of you want to be snowed in with a mystery to solve. Sounds like a story to us! 

Which fictional character would you invite to your New Year’s Eve party and why? 

Some great suggestions! 

That’s a wrap! Thank you for joining us for the Writing Hour and round-ups this year. 

We’ll look forward to seeing you all again at our next Writing Hour session on Twitter at 11 a.m. on Tuesday 10 January, 2023.

Abigail Phillips

Abbie is the newest member of the fiction team at the "Friend." She loves how varied the role is - every day is different and there is always a new story to read. She is keen to work closely with established writers and discover new writers, too.