I am participating in the Two Writing Teachers Annual March Slice of Life Story Challenge.
This year I decided to complete my slice of life challenge through the use of quick writes. By doing this, I hope to explore my own writing, identify problems my students may be experiencing with these quick bursts of writing, and show them authentic revisions in the writing process.
Today's quick write comes from Jennifer Laffin's word of the day. Jen is the mastermind and owner of Teach Write, LLC. Each day, she puts out a word of the day to entice people to form a daily writing habit. Today's word of the day is:
In true quick write form according to Kittle and Graves, my process began like this:
- Choose a starter.
- Write rapidly for ten minutes.
- Change nothing.
- Lower you standards. (This is hard to do when you are writing publicly!)
- Let your own thinking guide you, not the prompt.
Shiny is not a word in which I would describe myself.
I don't dress shiny. I'm not a jewelry person, and I only wear my single gold wedding band every day. No diamonds - just a solid gold marriage of 28 years. I tend to dress more classic and conservative in black, brown, and grey along with cable sweaters.
My house isn't shiny. We built our cabin-style house 26 years ago, and it doesn't have the newest appliances or furniture or decor. We have hardwood floors made of rough hickory wood, showing all their grainy flaws.
My personality is not shiny. I tend to be an introvert, and I don't seek attention. If I would be in a room with a lot of people, you would find me in the back, probably in a corner. I'm rather quiet, and I would rather write words than speak them.
But my heart is shiny. I give freely and love deeply, and try to put others before myself.
No, shiny is not a word in which I would describe myself.
And I'm OK with that.