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Join Us for the Tuesday Slice of Life Story Challenge

It's Tuesday! Time to share a story from your life with our amazing community of writers. Here are some words of wisdom about writing from author John Green, who, if you didn't already know, is taking the world by storm lately: “I really think that reading is just as important as writing when you’re trying to… Continue reading Join Us for the Tuesday Slice of Life Story Challenge

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Slice of Life & RSVP

There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you. ~Maya Angelou I am thankful to be hosting the Slice of Life Story Challenge on Tuesdays during the month of November.  Writing Slice of Life Stories is what brought me to the Two Writing Teachers website so many years ago, so it is… Continue reading Slice of Life & RSVP

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Friday Favorites

Unfortunately I don't have a photo from Favorite #1. Christy Rush-Levine and I met for a walk + dinner on Tuesday. Christy is one of those people who help me feel grounded and real. Favorite #2: Earlier this week Brenda Power from Choice Literacy visited Deb Gaby and me at school. As always, Brenda fuels me.… Continue reading Friday Favorites

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This Quote

I love this quote. It  is one of my favorites to share in a workshop. I read it today with an epic-cool group of teachers at Southbury School. (I learned epic-cool from a Southbury first grader.) Little did I know I needed to hear it today. I started the day thinking: I am such a… Continue reading This Quote

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Pretend it is Friday

So I was planning to try a new kind of post last Friday. And then Friday came and went. How does this happen? So right now, let's just pretend it is Friday. Or bookmark this post and save it for a Friday. I thought it would be fun to start a Friday Favorites post. So… Continue reading Pretend it is Friday

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#slice2013: 15 of 31

"Write about what makes you different." Sandra Cisneros   WRITE. Each day in March write a slice on your own blog. SHARE. Link your post here (using the SAME username each day) before the comments close. (Comments typically close around 5 am.) GIVE. Comment on at least three other slices. Any questions, please contact: Linda… Continue reading #slice2013: 15 of 31

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#slice2013: 14 of 31

“Everybody--even monsters--needed a little attention once in a while.”  ― Rick Riordan, The Lightning Thief {Care} WRITE. Each day in March write a slice on your own blog. SHARE. Link your post here (using the SAME username each day) before the comments close. (Comments typically close around 5 am.) GIVE. Comment on at least three other slices.… Continue reading #slice2013: 14 of 31

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#slice2013: 12 of 31

“I love the way that each book -- any book -- is its own journey. You open it, and off you go. You are changed in some way, large or small, by having traveled with those characters.”  ― Sharon  Creech {Journey} WRITE. Each day in March write a slice on your own blog. SHARE. Link your… Continue reading #slice2013: 12 of 31

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#slice2013: 11 of 31

Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world. --- Harriet Tubman {Dream} WRITE. Each day in March write a slice on your own blog. SHARE. Link your post here (using the SAME username each… Continue reading #slice2013: 11 of 31