I believe being a writer is one of the biggest gifts you can give to your students. ~ Stacey Shubitz
This month I am participating in the Slice of Life Story Challenge. Thanks to Two Writing Teachers for creating a space for me to share my corner of the world.
Writing every day is a challenge, not only in finding the time, but in finding the topic and writing something that is worth sharing.
Too many times this month I feel I have slapped a slice together and hit the publish button, just to fulfill the requirement of
I have "met" a new blogger this month, and her writing has inspired and refueled me as a writer. She crafts slices of memories that place me, the reader, right there. She is a true wordsmith, using perfect words to create the perfect image. Her writing sucks me into her story, day after day after day. I have placed many of her slices in my mentor text file, not only for my students, but for me as well.
If you have not had a chance to read Fran Haley's slices from Lit Bits and Pieces, I encourage you to find some time today. And when I say time, I mean time to read each and every piece of her writing. I promise, you will come away inspired and motivated to reach for the pen.
In one slice she writes about “...creating the magic” – writing about what matters to you, tapping into your heart, your dreams, your struggles, your memories, making your writing authentic so you can help students do the the same..."
I have lost some of that magic this month. I wonder if it is because I am just trying to "complete the assignment." But for me, that is not why I write. She also says,