NEW SLICE OF LIFE! 2016

chalkboard_quotes_twainMany of you writing friends from afar will be writing this month of March, about writing.  I however am not a writing teacher any longer.  I am a science teacher who loves and cares about writing.  So I am going to permit myself two posts this month to be about writing- this first, and most likely my last, on March 31.  This first one is going to be a few thoughts on my hopes and goals for this Slice of Life writing challenge, my second year of participation.

I know I will write some about family, pets, and students.  They are in my thoughts and sights each day.  But I also want to write about the natural world, and what I gain from being alert to its changes.

I know I will write memoir, prose, my default.  But I also want to write poetry, lists, recipes, maybe a short script, a song, maybe something that breaks rules, maybe something like a sonnet that follows rules.

I want to write to make you- my patient readers-laugh.  I also want to make you tear up.

I want to be less of a bossypants know-it-all writer and more of an explorer, tentative, scared yet bold writer.

Because I want to grow.  And because I trust you.

So thank you, and here goes.

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10 thoughts on “NEW SLICE OF LIFE! 2016

  1. At what point of the evening does one hit the panic button, drop everything, because he/she has to get a slice online…I was a little worried that I wouldn’t get to it on the first day! Glad to see yours appeared after mine and that I wasn’t the only one cutting it close.

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  2. Fran
    So glad you are revved up and ready to write!!! I so look forward to reading your writing with a lens on the natural world!!

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  3. Hello friend I’ve not yet met. I also look forward to being part of your community this month. I remember some lovely exchanges we had last year. If I weren’t a reading teacher, I might be a naturalist. I’ve always enjoyed knowing the names of flowers, trees, birds, and animals. Here we go!

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  4. I like the fact that you already have something of a vision for your month’s writing, and thank you for prompting me to consider writing in a variety of genres and forms. I look forward to what you have to share in the next 30 days.

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  5. I’m looking forward to all the formats and styles you mention plus the added element of the natural world. I love looking at nature and discovering new things. So let’s have fun this month!

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