Slice of Life Challenge hosted by TwoWritingTeachers
I have been thinking of different things to write about and for some reason my mind keeps popping up with blank ideas. Well, not blank ideas. Just ideas I think don’t others will want to read. Or, I think the idea might be insignificant. Or, I’m not sure how to form the words for what I want to say.
Then I began to think of the students I have worked with. Sometimes they sit in class and say, “I don’t have any ideas.” You know what – I believe them. I mean, I don’t believe they don’t have ideas. I believe that they are evaluating their ideas like I was above and not giving the ideas a chance to bloom.
You know what I did? I began to read others blog entries for today. Each one gave me an idea. I admired the writing and then noticed ways the words were creatively shared. It made sense to read others works in order to spur an idea for me.
Now, I have listed in my notebook some possible ideas to capture. I must not let the little voice in my head say, “That’s not worthy of writing.” Instead I must let the cheerleader’s voice say, “Go for it. Try it.” Once again, this writing challenge is helping me to get a better glimpse into how I am a writer.