Last night during the “Discovering the Writer’s Life” #TWTBlog chat (Storify here), I paused at this tweet by Ralph Fletcher.
Take a leap of faith. Write it. Share it. It doesn’t matter whether it is innocence or arrogance. It is worth writing. It is worth sharing. Write!
It’s what we ask of our students. That same leap of faith is needed by all teachers of writing. What you say matters and is worth writing/sharing!
When should you share?
Sharing options exist at each and every step of the writing process. As you write your next piece, deliberately stop and have a conversation at every step. Consider how that feels for you as a writer. Consider the effect on your writing.
Instead of this:
Consider a more recursive process!
What would be the benefits for your students and their writing if the talk/sharing time was more than quadrupled?
Would revision be seen as a “more natural process” if talk/sharing has been included at every step of the process?
Tuesday is the day to share a “Slice of Life” with Two Writing Teachers. Thank you, Anna, Betsy, Beth, Dana, Deb, Kathleen, Stacey, and Tara. Check out the writers, readers and teachers here. Get ready to share your writerly life with the March Slice of Life Challenge!