Reading writing that sometimes left me feeling inadequate in my own writing. How do you writers put your words together so well? It's such a work in progress for me. I was told in college that I write the way I speak...which apparently to this professor was not great. I'm still nursing that old wound more than ten years later and trying to get beyond it.
I experimented with the magic of three and trying to use repeating beginnings in my writing. I looked for the unordinary. I noticed photos that would have made great slices and next year would like to document my slices even more by including pictures.
Slicing with my students allowed me to connect with other students and their writing over lunch. I am thinking of bringing in writing groups more often to talk with them. Or maybe book clubs over lunch. One of my students (he was three away from our lunch) even had a nightmare about slicing. :) That's how you know you got to them!
I commented more this year. And while I didn't always make my three quota, I did try! I tried to compliment their writing and be specific. I truly appreciated people who left their kind words on my blog.
I'm always so grateful for a challenge. Thank you for allowing me to share this journey with you all!