Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! I hope all of you celebrating the holiday are safely tucked away with friends and family and good food!
I got to thinking about writing and holidays last night. I've had only one book so far where the characters have celebrated traditional holidays as we know them. This was a contemporary piece, of course. How important are holidays to your characters? Even in fantasy, do you create holidays? I think it's an important human factor to consider, but of course, some of you don't even write about humans...
Oh, wait, in Thirds I have a very important holiday everyone celebrates and from which my main character is excluded. When I read Scott's Killing Hamlet, I particularly enjoyed the Christmas decorations he describes around the castle. I liked the descriptions of Christmas and a puppy in a box in Davin's short story, Paris Was Good - unless he's renamed it by now.
What holidays have you put in your stories?
And I'd just like to say how grateful I am for our 501 followers! I can't believe we've reached that many. You guys all rock!