Sometimes when I write… #sol18

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I needed some inspiration today, so I turned to one of my favorite books, Kate Messner’s 59 Reasons To Write.  I stopped at Lesson 48 on page 161-161, which provides a prompt about reflecting on our personal processes when writing.  I decided to repeat the phrase “sometimes when I write” instead of just using that phrase at the beginning of my piece of writing.

Sometimes when I write, I question the words on the page and don’t think that they are good enough.  I’ll delete or cross-out words, sentences, paragraphs, and even whole pages.

Sometimes when I write, it’s easier when I have a specific deadline that’s not negotiable.  If I don’t have some kind of set deadline, I flounder and lose my rhythm.  I’ll put off working on a project, telling myself, “Oh, I’ll work on it tomorrow.”

Sometimes when I write, I prefer to create on a computer or iPad.  Other times, I have to write in my notebook.  There are even times when I write on my phone.  Sometimes, I’ll start something in a notebook and then transfer it to a digital file.  Other times, I’ve discovered that the words flow better when I move from the computer or iPad (or phone) to the notebook.

Sometimes when I write, I get into a rhythm and the ideas and words flow and I wish that I could capture those moments for the days when the words.  Those are the best moments.

9 thoughts on “Sometimes when I write… #sol18

    1. wahooteacher Post author

      This is an amazing book! If you haven’t checked out Kate Messner’s Teachers Write summer program, I highly recommend it (and it’s free). This book developed out of past Teachers Write programs and it’s made such an impact on my writing life.

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  1. theapplesinmyorchard

    Thanks for the book recommendation. I’ll have to check it out. I have one question, though – Do you use your ink joy pens to write? I have been wanting to let you know that I bought myself a set a few weeks ago at Sam’s and LOVE them! Just another great idea you passed on! Thanks!

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      1. theapplesinmyorchard

        Yes, I remember you writing about how you love them! I thought I would give them a try and am loving them as well! My two teens have both commented on them! (I am hiding them in my backpack unless I am using them! LOL)

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  2. hannanabanana

    I like the creative element of repeating a phrase – it is hard for me sometimes to get more artsy (I am so stuck on not using the same words too many times, from college essays and such). I want to explore this tomorrow! thank you 🙂

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