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We all have lots of small moments to write about!

I went through “My Pictures” Folder this morning and located a sleuth of photographs that capture some of the small, ordinary moments of my life during the past year. I put it into a wordless slide show (below). However, I think these photos are begging for words. There are stories that need to be told about each of these photographs!

Do you, too, have photos that are begging for some words to enhance them? If so, then please join us for Memoir Mondays and/or the Slice of Life Story Challenge, which we host here every Monday and Tuesday, respectively. (To learn more about the Challenges, just click here.) We hope you’ll join us starting tomorrow, regardless of your age, occupation, or previous participation in one of these Challenges. 🙂

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Stacey Shubitz View All

I am a literacy consultant who has spent over a decade working with teachers to improve the teaching of writing in their classrooms. While I work with teachers and students in grade K-6, I'm a former fourth and fifth-grade teacher so I have a passion for working with upper elementary students.

I'm the author of Craft Moves (Stenhouse Publishers, 2016) and the co-author of Jump Into Writing (Zaner-Bloser, 2021), Welcome to Writing Workshop (Stenhouse Publishers, 2019), and Day By Day (Stenhouse, 2010).

3 thoughts on “We all have lots of small moments to write about! Leave a comment

  1. Wow! I loved the Smilebox photos. Thanks for taking the time to put together some of your favorite photos for the year. I appreciate your “camera eye.” Nice.


  2. Ruth & Stacey, wow, I just discovered your incredible blog. Very impressive. I recently volunteered to teach a “writing workshop” at a local elementary school. And while I am a published author — info at my blog, — I am always daunted by the prospect of teaching writing. And I suppose from a male perspective, I do sympathize with the kids who are bored at the notion of memoir writing. (But that’s a long discussion, perhaps for another day.) My focus now is on writing dialogue, as a way into character, and character as a way into story. But like I said, I sort of don’t know what I’m doing. Though I looked, I didn’t find anything in your “tag cloud” that addressed dialogue specifically, and wondered if you had anything to recommend. Thanks for your time — and keep up the amazing work! — JP


  3. Stacey (and Ruth), just wanted to say thanks for popping over to my blog and even leaving me a comment. I often forget, that I too, enjoy hearing a compliment about my writing. We compliment our student writers and it’s really nice to have someone share with us after they read our writing. I appreciated it!


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