Students - writers often have many small writing preferences, things that don't matter in the end, but which may help us individually as we go. Where we write. What we write with. What time we write. These things may stay the same or change, and many writers find it helpful to keep some such rituals the same, keep a focus on the day's work. What matters is not these things. What matters is that we write, setting our words free into the wide world.
Teachers - as a writing teacher, I am always seeking out the wise words of other writing teachers. Jane Yolen, in her book TAKE JOY, teaches us to keep our BIC (butt in chair). She was the inspiration for "Plant your rear" in today's poem. You can read more of Jane's sage writing advice at her website.
This book, about finding one's own story, is a great read aloud.
So begin today. Just get started. You'll find an idea as you go.
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