By better writer, I don't necessarily mean someone who writes with the most eloquent of language. Instead, I want to be a better writer by writing each and every day. I just returned from the fabulous All Write conference, and one presenter after another shared the importance of being a writer if you plan on being a teacher of writing. I knew this, but it was wonderful to have that particular message driven home time and time again in a two day period.
I. need. to. write.
I am just coming off a huge drought of non-writing. I missed the community of writers and I missed putting my ideas down into a format, but as one day after another passed by, I got less and less ambitious about tackling writing.
I'm happy to say that for many reasons, I am now incredibly motivated to write this summer. I will be writing about many topics and in many formats:
- planning presentations (the planning, organization, and creating that goes into these definitely qualifies as writing)
- capturing small moments of my life
- blogging on a regular basis
- writing more book reviews
- reflecting on poetry
- to use Donald Graves' phrase, find my "writing territories" and write about those in multiple ways
- writing professionally
- participating in writing retreats and writing groups
- doing some of the prompt writing opportunities that #TeachersWrite offers
Today, and the rest of the Sundays through the month, visit Jen Vincent's blog to see the reflections of other writers as well.