Category Archives: Slice of Life Challenge 2012

SoLSC: Summer Life

Well, here we are at the door of August. And it’s been almost two months since writing on this blog. Wow! I didn’t intend to vacation from this blog but it happened. My writing life has been busy. This makes … Continue reading

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SOLSC Tuesday: End of School Year Reflection

This is the last week of the school year.  School gets out on Friday for summer. For me, it’s the ending of my thirty-eighth year of teaching.  A few weeks ago, Ruth  of Two Writing Teachers wrote about reflective thinking about … Continue reading

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Slice of Life: You Can Stop Writing Your Story

“You can stop writing your story. It’s been done.” That’s what I was told during a session on query letter writing during the SCBWI-OR Spring Conference. I know, it seems harsh. Perhaps I shouldn’t have shared my pathetic attempt at … Continue reading

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Slice of Life: SCBWI-OR Spring Conference

I attended the SCBWI-OR Spring Conference last Friday and Saturday.  This is a fantastic organization if you’re a budding children’s or YA writer. I should revise that first paragraph to say that I also presented.  My first presentation for the … Continue reading

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Slice of Life Tuesday

Where did April go?  I did very well writing a haiku per day until April 27 and then life got in the way: Sick The needs of a family member Writing Project Preparation for a Presentation Life getting in the … Continue reading

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NaPoWriMo: Day 24

Fresh off a month writing in the slice of life challenge, I have been continuing writing for NaPoWriMo. This is my sixth year of writing poems and haiku. This year my focus is strictly haiku. Haiku Heights offers this prompt: … Continue reading

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NaPoWriMo: Day 10

This is National Poetry Month and it’s my fifth year of writing a poem a day for April. While I like to write all kinds of poetry, haiku is one of my favorites to write. I find that condensing an … Continue reading

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NaPoWriMo: Day 3

This describes my day today: an unplanned visit block of books poetry book aisle so many choices hard to choose williams wins As in Wiliam Carlos Williams. Powells City of Books, a great place to be on spring break.  For … Continue reading

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Slice of Life Story Challenge: 31 of 31

Woohoo! Day 31. This is what I know now: I can write for 31 days consistently. This is priming the pump for April and writing a poem a day. I never was at a loss for what to write about. … Continue reading

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Slice of Life Story Challenge: 30 of 31

I don’t have much to write tonight. I think because I woke up at 3:30 AM and we were on the road by 4 AM. Rainy, dark and wet. My husband was a trooper in driving, I would have preferred … Continue reading

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