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#Writing Tips: What “Margaritaville” has in common with “The Christmas Song” – chestnuts roasting and shrimp boiling

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If you like writing – you’ll probably enjoy these writing tips inspired by this time of year.

It’s summer in Australia and Christmas vacation time – and a break from my normal gig as a writing coach and trainer.

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I’m on a beach vacation with my  family and I’ve been enjoying listening to Christmas favourites like “The Christmas Song” and my mandatory summer, beach holiday music – including Jack Johnson – and Jimmy Buffett.

I Loooooove the power of good lyrics – like in “The Christmas Song” – you know…Chestnuts roasting on an open fire…!

Chestnuts roasting on an open fire


Jack Frost nipping at your nose


Yuletide carols being sung by a choir


And folks dressed up like Eskimos

I also dig Jimmy Buffett’s “Margaritaville”.

Then, this morning it hit me! What these two of my favourite songs have in common!

The power of words to trigger sense memories.

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