How to Write More Slice of Life 6/31 #sol16

How to Write More

Today’s Slice was inspired by Austin Kleon’s How to Read More. I wrote the list of my how-to commandments by hand. I love the chalkboard look Kleon frequently uses on his blog and decided to try to figure out how to do something similar. After some failed attempts in Canva, I found this helpful blog post, Making Chalkboard Art on Picmonkey. I downloaded free chalkboard digital paper. Then I opened Picmonkey and followed the instructions. The tech part took A LOT longer than the list part, but now that I know how to do it, I might make more chalkboard list posts. I’m also linking up with DigitLitSunday today.

DigiLit Sunday

15 responses to “How to Write More Slice of Life 6/31 #sol16”

  1. This is fantastic advice. I must admit that every time I push publish I think OMG, ____ more to go. I worry I will run out of ideas. But then I think about noticing small moments and building from there. Sometimes where I end up is not where I intended.

  2. I copied your image to post for my kids on their kidblog site for the SOLC. And now I’m going to try to do it myself. Thanks for joining the conversation (and DigiLit meme) today.

  3. I loved your list. I also feel you are a kindred spirit, as I also tend to see something visual and try to recreate it, losing hours sometimes in the process. But, hey I learn so much, too.

  4. Well, I had to head over to Austin’s site and I put the Read A Book picture on my phone as wallpaper. What a brilliant idea. So much wonderful inspiration always come from your words, Elisabeth. 🙂

  5. Not “slicing” this year. 😦 Too many other stressors and I knew this would push me over the edge. Still, loved reading this great list! Always great to be reminded of little ways to be sure to keep the writing going. I like your chalkboard effect, too! Thanks for sharing the “how to” for that one, Elisabeth! Have a great week!

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