Friday, March 27, 2015

SOL Day 27 I am a writer!


Previously in 2012 I found a writing source, Writer’s Whole Life Perspective. Thirty-one questions were listed to help a “writer” reflect on accomplishments from the year.

Below I’ll list a few of the questions along with my responses, which prove to me that I am a writer.

·      Did you complete any writing challenges? My response to this is going to be a resounding Yes! In just a few days I can say I completed the month long Slice of Life Writing Challenge sponsored by the blog, Two Writing Teachers. I also worked on writing 750 Words a day. I completed that 10 days in a row while writing in the SOL challenge.

·      What writing skills were strengthened? Wow, I have learned so much from my participation in Two Writing Teachers. Some of the skills I’ve acquired are: new methods for writing poetry such as found poetry and book spine poetry, how to share unique bits of information as introductory pieces, how to look inward to identify my belief statements, how to comment when another post speaks to me, how to write a reflection at a higher level than memory and how to use mentor text.

·      Did you find the secret to time management? Time management is a tricky player. Some days I had lots of energy and could write a post during any part of the day or night. Some mornings or evenings I spent my time reading the other slicers’ writing. I think it was the procrastination gene causing me to delay my post. Other days were filled with tasks so I had to quickly write a last minute slice of life. Overall I found my days smoother when I wrote the post early in the morning and commented when I found time during the day and then again at night.

Communication with others is an important piece of this month long challenge. Viewing the world from their perspective gives me insight and hope. I feel successful at this writing life and hope to continue. My goal is to write something I can submit for publication.

6 comments:

  1. Great questions to ponder! Since I could answer those questions, I am a writer, too!! Good luck on publishing your writing. It is beautiful.

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  2. Great questions to ponder! Since I could answer those questions, I am a writer, too!! Good luck on publishing your writing. It is beautiful.

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  3. You have accomplished much this month! These 31 questions sound like a perfect companion during a summer writing retreat!

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  4. Good luck on writing a piece for publication! This month has many lessons learned from all different voices.

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  5. Your questions drew some quite pertinent reflections on your writing journey this month. In so many ways this has clearly been a worthwhile experience. 'If we don't continue to write, we cannot call ourselves writers. We can only say, I have written.' I was told this many years ago by the Australian historical author Eric Rolls. The more we write, the more we remember. Writing becomes an irresistible force in our lives.Your pondering has unearthed some re-assuring truths. Congratulations!

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  6. Your questions drew some quite pertinent reflections on your writing journey this month. In so many ways this has clearly been a worthwhile experience. 'If we don't continue to write, we cannot call ourselves writers. We can only say, I have written.' I was told this many years ago by the Australian historical author Eric Rolls. The more we write, the more we remember. Writing becomes an irresistible force in our lives.Your pondering has unearthed some re-assuring truths. Congratulations!

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