On Tuesday we talked about what it feels like to sit with a piece of writing and work, really apply effort, to find the most honest, precise, exactly-right word for what you need to say. Finding these words is what makes some images sear themselves into our minds’ eyes, or identify so closely with a feeling, though we might not share the experience, or delight in a new way of seeing something.
Kids tried this out, along with other ideas and strategies, over the next few days.
After spending a couple of days being more deliberate about choosing words, and more willing to cross things out and try again, I wanted to focus a bit on Amy Ludwig VanDerwater’s poetry month challenge of writing a lot of poems on one topic. Not everyone wanted to do this, which was perfectly fine with me.