(As I was drafting in my notebook, I noticed the phrases crossed out as I was playing with words. I thought it might be fun to see a glimpse of my jumbled notebook entry. I suggest reading the parts that are not slashed through to hear my revised draft. And I chuckle as I notice the number of ‘I’s in the introduction. Granted, it is me talking to you and ‘I’ is necessary at times.)
I want to My goal is to try to change the beginning of my sentences. I begin, I tend to My tendency is to begin with ‘I’ or ‘it’. I’m inclined to It’s difficult Transposing ideas or introductions with a clause can be challenging at times. I want Playing with words to communicate my thoughts fluently takes practice and daily writing to mature. Somewhere in my memory, I recall a teacher mentioned switching the ‘I’ focus to an audience-view as a way to invite the reader into your line of thinking. It’s been a while. Although time has passed, my teacher’s noticing continues to help me as a writer. I know it will This exercise of changing phrases helps me understand my students who struggle with revising their redundant sentences. It’s not This transformation is a slow process and not easy. More revision is necessary, but just noticing how the beginnings of my sentences can start a different way and playing with the words, I’m growing as a writer.
Reading slices helps me notice others’ ways with words too, and
I plan it’s my endeavor my intentions are to practice different sentence starters through my daily writing during the Slice of Life Challenge. This draft was just a taste of the hiccups in my writing.