With the hustle and bustle of the holiday season almost behind us, I started thinking about how my writing has been affected over Christmas. For some people writing is a Christmas gift all year round in that they have the gift of ease, the gift of a nimble mind, the gift of unwrapped creativity. For me this gift came in the tangible form of a publication. One of my short stories, Unraveled, was published in the Canadian Authors’ Association 2010 Anthology. It was an unexpected Christmas present after my brief writing hiatus. The holiday season is about altruism, generosity, and kindness. This selflessness starts with oneself. So why not give yourself the gift of writing and share it with a fellow writer?