What Ebenezer Scrooge Can Teach Us about Great Writing by Kristen Lamb

I hadn’t planned to post today, but Kristen Lamb had such a brilliant and beautiful post about A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens that I wanted to reblog it. Here’s Kristen:

One of my all-time favorite movies for the holidays is The Muppets Christmas CarolI believe I’ve seen this movie a few hundred times. I’ve worn out three VHS tapes and at least three DVDs. I play the movie over and over, mainly because, well, duh,  MUPPETS! But, Muppets aside, also I can’t get enough of the music. Also, I love the story of A Christmas Carol no matter how many times I see it, no matter how many renditions, and I am certainly not alone. Charles Dicken’s story of a redeemed miser is a staple for holiday celebrations around the world and across the generations.

This story is virtually synonymous with “Christmas,” but why is it such a powerful story? Why has it spoken so deeply to so many? Why is it a story that never grows old? Today, I want to talk about a couple of the elements that speak to me, because they are at the heart of great writing.

Click HERE to read more. It really is a fabulous post!

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