Slice of Life Story Challenge March 8 - Craft Moves on Twitter
I recently posted a photograph from my writer’s notebook on Twitter. I have been surprised by the life this image has assumed. It may not have gone viral, but it continues to spread out. It continues to shine a light on a tiny aspect of the writing process and fellow writers and educators appear to connect with its message.
I simply photographed a page from my notebook where I had experimented with the idea of beginning a new sentence using the final word of the preceding sentence. I’m pleased that others have found something in this. A craft move they believed they could pass on.
In the evenings Paul went for walks. Walks that took him to new, and unexplored areas of the neighborhood.
I have since used this to encourage young writers to vary the way they present sentences. I told them I had noticed this craft move being used by other writers and decided to include it in my own writing. I then invited student writers to try it as it would add variety to their sentences.
Unlike magicians, writers share our little secrets; our exciting discoveries. We reveal what’s up our sleeves. It feels good to do this. It feels good to demystify aspects of writing for less expeirneced writers. Afterall, we are there to teach the 'how' of writing.
We learn from each other. When we consciously decide to share our new understandings, we build an increasing sense of community.
The responses encourage me to try this again…
How tweet it is!