|Today I join my fellow bloggers in|
"serving up a slice" to the March SOLSC
sponsored by Two Writing Teachers.
Today as I scan the slicers who have already posted, I stop at Reading to the Core's post, intrigued by the words, "One stamp at a time." I stamp student slices during the month, so my immediate thought is - That's how you write all month, one slice and one stamp at a time. My next thought is - I need to get some special stamps for our month of slicing. Those ubiquitous stamp stands have all but disappeared, but I know of one stamp store in our local mall. I'll put it on my list to stop by there today.
I click on Catherine's post and discover that "one stamp at a time" is a journey in time to her 10-year old hobby as a philatelist. I read the post, meander a bit through some of Catherine's recent posts, and find ideas for two more posts - all from clicking on one link.
So my answer to the query of how on earth will we find enough to write about every day is simple. Read some slices and give yourself time to meander. Be sure to keep your writer's notebook beside you so you can jot down the paths that you'll journey as you read a few words. You'll be amazed at the words that will trigger memories and ideas as you allow yourself to meander through March!
I love your use of "meander" as a source of inspiration for slices! Words are so important and the reminder to keep my notebook beside me will be important!
If someone collected all the different slices with advice for writers, we could have a collective sol handbook. Even though the advice may be similar to all writing handbooks, it somehow is more meaningful coming from fellow slicers. Would the students listen? Maybe if they started to share their learning from sol experience and giving advice to each other. Happy writing to you and your students.ReplyDelete
Meander is a great word. I have days that I, too, meander among the slices in order to find inspiration. How fortunate that there is such great food for fodder out here!ReplyDelete
Meandering through slices is the best idea generator, isn't it Ramona...so, here we go!ReplyDelete
What fun - meandering through slices since I can't meander through the flowers. (Way to much snow here) and yes I love the ideas and information I get as I meander.ReplyDelete
I love that word meander, and such a good tip for your students. I really want mine to do this work but feel they have a hard time working though the units of study. Slicing would have to be homework. So maybe that stamp think would work for my kiddos. Thanks for making me think.ReplyDelete
So many ideas, so little time to write. So much inspiration out there.ReplyDelete
So happy my meandering took me through your slice as inspiration is blooming all the way through!ReplyDelete
I love meandering through these comments as well! I really like Terje's idea! Can't wait to read more about your ideas during this month.ReplyDelete
I am loving the time to meander today...looking forward to the whole month!ReplyDelete
Exactly true, Ramona! I keep a pad of paper by me as I meander & write down ideas constantly. How nice of you to share this with everyone. Now I can't wait to read Catherine's post!ReplyDelete
As I read the beginning of your post, I was nodding in agreement about meandering. As I continued reading, I was so surprised to see my name and your reference to my post! I'm so glad it inspired you. I'm constantly inspired by the amazing writing shared in everyone's slices. Thank you so much for sharing!ReplyDelete
Ramona- Can't even count how many times someone else's post has inspired me or given me an idea for a new slice! Great advice for all of us, but especially for our new slicers! I'm going to refer my Welcome Wagon people to this slice today. Thanks!ReplyDelete
This is the second post/comment I have read in about 15 minutes that mentioned reading these with a notebook in hand. I think that is good advice I need to heed! I am off to retrieve it and capture ideas from the remaining posts I want to read.ReplyDelete
Love your post - discovered it from Day 11's inspiration post of yours and was intrigued to check out this post. love the last verse especially. I am going to follow your advice!ReplyDelete