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This week I celebrate writing...MY writing. The fact that I AM WRITING again.
You've seen the hashtag #EDtime2wrt, haven't you. I don't know why I first clicked on it to see what it was, but I did.
I don't know why this hashtag has motivated me to write again. But it did.
I believe with my whole being that if you are going to be a teacher of writers, you have to be a teacher who writes. So I am.
This week I have written along with my students...
- 6 word memoirs: Indecision is my new middle name
- Twitter stories: (Oops. Wrote this on my white board and don't have it to share)
- Writing Prompts: My favorite was 10 Best Things About a 2 Hour Late Start
I have also written blog posts--this is my 3rd of the week. I was feeling bad about neglecting my blog. I'd have ideas for posts but just didn't write them. The thing is, I require my Creative Writing 2 students to write three posts a week. Why wasn't I?
This quote, lifted from the writing autobiography of one of my favorite students (and not just because she brings me chocolate) has kept me going this week. The quote isn't hers, but I can't find anyone to attribute it to.
"Real writers don't write to be rich or famous.
Real writers write because otherwise their heads would explode."
I'm feeling like that this week. I just keep writing everything down because I certainly don't want my head to explode.