I am participating in the Two Writing Teachers March Slice of Life Challenge. Teachers all over the world are posting on their blogs daily and at the TWT blog and then comment on at least 3 posts. There are lots of teacher-writers there I follow regularly and I have already met new ones.
Yesterday I was a gymnastics meet and was able to write in my notebook a lot in between my daughter’s events. I love a peek into other people’s notebooks and therefore their processes. I love the podcasts Keeping a Notebook from Nina LaCour and How Do You Write from Rachael Herron for this reason.
If there is a post with the word NOTEBOOK in it I am clicking every time so I thought I would share a glance into my brain that has too many drawers open with you!
Here is a list of what I put in my notebook yesterday:
- List of stories to find and ideas for blog posts for the month.
- Logged a prank my daughter played on my husband and I to put into a story.
- Tarot card reflections.
- Logged title of short story I read.
- Logged title of essay I read.
- Snippets from the 4 hour drive on Saturday to put in my compost pile for writing. One of which is the fact that 5 deer came running down in this hilly section of winding road. They all stopped at the road and waited for the cars to stop THEN ran across through the stream to the other side. It was wild and beautiful!
- Writing practice with the stems: I KNOW and I DON’T KNOW
- All the event scores and places for my daughter.
- start of 2 poems
- Planning for a story centered around a character named Ansil.
- List of names – first and last to mix and match
- Notes from a podcast about patterns.
- Play with verbs as an anchor concept for characters.