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Writing Everyday Changes You: SOL 31

Write. Share. Give. Join the March Slice of Life Story Challenge @ Two Writing Teachers
Today is the final day of March and of my second year of Two Writing Teachers Slice of Life month. Last year I didn't understand how daily writing could change me, but this year it's a part of my life in a way that eating is. I can't imagine a day without writing. I'd like to share two things with you all. First, a video of Ira Glass talking about creativity. Second, I created a slideshow that I'd like to share with you all. Please use this for yourself--to remind you of ways you could be writing each day and why it matters. Please download this and use this in a staff meeting or with a group of teachers who want to learn to write each day. It's my gift to you all. Thank you for being a community of writers. It's mattered to me more than you'll know.


  1. Really enjoyed this slideshow Kimberley! I have to figure out how I am going to continue writing and this helps me a lot.

  2. This is a wonderful collection of ideas. It synthesizes so much of what I know is good practice. And it makes me think more about being very transparent with writing. For myself and others. Thank you!

  3. Thank you for sharing these resources, Kimberely. I've heard the Ira Glass piece before, but it never hurts to be reminded to just keep writing!

  4. Thank you for this gift and the gift of your writing, Kimberley. You are an inspiration. I loved the slideshow and know I'll be returning to it as I consider my path forward as a writer. Thank you!

  5. Great ending to a great month of slices!! Love the Ira Glass video!!! Love the slideshow!!! AWESOME!!!

  6. Kimberley, I am doing a workshop this summer to encourage librarians to blog. I would love to use your slideshow as inspiration, with full attribution. You have been a muse this month for me; who knows who else you'll inspire here in TX!

  7. Thank your for these resources! I agree that this challenge has changed me as a writer and a person. I wrote a book three years ago, but I never considered myself a writer. This community has given me the inspiration to write. Writing daily is a game changer for sure. Thank you for your beautiful, honest posts and thoughtful responses to mine this month. I can't say goodbye-- so until Tuesday!

  8. Thanks for the slide share gift. It contains all of your beliefs about writing in one complete package. I couldn't get it to download, though. I'll just share the whole post.

  9. Thank you for this gift, Kimberley!

  10. I love Ira! I'd heard this, of course, and then I've seen him speak on the process, too. A wise and creative fella.

  11. How kind of you to make and share the slideshow. Thank you! Happy writing!

  12. Really nice slideshow! Thanks for sharing! Congrats on finishing the challenge! So glad you have created a habit of writing daily. :)

  13. Thanks Kimberley. It's like a beautiful package to carry along our way as writers and open again and again.

  14. I've watched that video several times and it is inspiring ever time. What a great slideshow. I have set a goal to do 2 challenges for April - Camp NaNoWriMo - 30,000 words in April, so 1000 words a day; and an art/quotes challenge for A to Z April Challenge.

  15. Thanks Kimberley - a great slide show - I will tuck in aways to come back to every now and then as a reminder to write!

  16. Thank you for always sharing! Thank you for always being there to be open and willing to write/share anything. I have really enjoyed getting to know you through your blog and writing over the last month. Thank you so much for making me feel welcomed into this community as a newbie. You have really made me feel so welcome!! I look forward to keeping in touch! :)

  17. Thank you for the wonderful slideshow.
    I had a WOW moment when I read "If you wrote one sentence every day, for five years, you'd capture over 1,825 memories."

    Your comment on Day 31 warmed my heart.
    I so enjoy coming here.
    I'm thankful you write.
    I'm thankful you teach.
    I'm thankful for you.


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