If you write for magazines, you often have to think seasonally. Right now many magazines are planning their Christmas issues.
It's hard to think Christmas with the scent of swimming pool chlorine lingering in the air. If you want to get inspired, read some old Christmas articles on the internet and light a pine scented candle to get you in the mood.
Here is an opportunity to think Halloween thoughts. Now where is my pumpkin candle?
If you have a scary story or the inclination to write one, enter The Midnight Hour Halloween Fiction Contest. The deadline is August 31, 2007 and the entry fee is $15.