A Love Letter to Ten #SOL21

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Dear Ten,

Why do I love you so? I live my life in increments of 10 minute chunks even though my attention span is much longer.

I love my lists of 10 I make to fuel my own writing later.

I thought of you today because I used to give a “Ten on Tuesday” prompt to my students. I wanted them to learn the value of a list and knew even back then that Tuesday needed special attention.

Today my kindergarten students make a Ten on Tuesday list of things that you smell:

  1. Cereal
  2. Chicken
  3. Macaroni
  4. Flowers
  5. Farts
  6. Dog poop
  7. Perfume
  8. Pizza
  9. Burgers 
  10. Bananas

Lists of words can be easily expanded to lists of phrases and then to sentences. A list of 10 always seems doable. If you pay attention to the world around you it makes you a better writer.

What do I write in my lists?

  1. Lines I want to use

2. Overhead conversation snippets

3. Strange things I saw on the way to work or on a walk

4. Names I like

5. Strong verbs

6. What I remember from dreams

7. Fun things kids say

8. Descriptions of places

9. Metaphors

10. Weird signs

In other words: Anything I find fascinating

There is a power of ten that is connected to the truth of things. Sit and write ten minutes about how you spent your last hour. The truth of the moment will come out.

You allow me to open my heart and let my light shine, even if only for 10 minutes.



Love Letter to Ten is #5 in my #100dayproject.

5 thoughts on “A Love Letter to Ten #SOL21

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