I decided on English. During my teacher training at college,
I was able to start writing again. It was really fun - and
the work was more like play - especially when I knew that
somebody was actually going to read my work.
I WROTE AND READ...
wrote essays and poetry and even made my own portfolio so
that I could learn how to evaluate high school student portfolios.
I put a brochure, some poetry, short essays and a short
story in it.
For another class, I wrote pieces online and got some very
useful and honest feedback from other students and the professor.
Writing and editing was all really exciting, and reminded
me why I always loved the English language.
did get to recite some of my poetry during my student teaching,
once for a class I was teaching and another time for the
Writing Club at school. I was invited to many poetry slams
after that, too- - but I've still got to get up the courage
to actually read for one!
read lots of student work since that time, and was very
impressed with the quality of some of the poetry and writing
I saw both in my student teaching and during my internship.
DOWN THAT WRITER'S BLOCK
think writing my web pages, this one and the one for Non-Traditional Students, help break my writer's block.
Doing my blogs also helped a lot. I think just DOING the
writing instead of obsessing about it helped. The practice
helped. Making mistakes also helped me. I'm not as scared
of being "wrong" - - now I just write. Every day.
There isn't a question of putting it off any more, because
now it is part of my life.
also helped to that I was required to read Stephen King's
"On Writing" and "Bird by Bird" by Anne
Lamott. They were both inspiring books that helped me decide
to make a serious commitment to writing.
all, as Stephen King says, if you can write, why
hope to put more writer's links and information on my Writing
pages this year, write more poetry, and also to write at
least one short story.
Please contact me with information,
your writing links, or ideas! You can sign
my guestbook also and tell me about your writing. I
would really like that!
to the writing links page for more information about writing,