Mid-March Slice Manifesto Slice of Life 15/31 #sol16

midmarch manifesto

Today’s Slice was inspired by Christy’s March Manifesto from the 2013 Slice of Life Challenge, Ruth’s Mantra: Why I Write, and a post Ruth linked to, Jeff’s Know What You’re About. Once again, House of Hawthornes provided useful instructions on Making Chalkboard Art on Picmonkey.

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18 responses to “Mid-March Slice Manifesto Slice of Life 15/31 #sol16”

  1. Terje Avatar

    Super manifesto. Doesn’t have to be just for the mid-challenge. Can be for any time when you are busy. “Write from pleasure and joy” is a reminder I need. i tend to become too serious when pressed for time.

    1. Elisabeth Ellington Avatar

      I had planned to do a manifesto at the very beginning of the challenge, but it actually took me a couple of weeks to figure out just what I do believe and want to argue about this challenge! I think I need that daily reminder to write from pleasure and joy too. Especially with a daily challenge, it’s easy for it to become a slog.

  2. jarhartz Avatar

    Love this! We need a high quotient of JOY!

    1. Elisabeth Ellington Avatar

      Agreed, Julieanne! I’m very aware right now of the need to cultivate, recognize, and appreciate it much more in my daily life.

  3. djvichos Avatar

    Great writing reminders! I like “don’t force a slice that isn’t ready yet”. I agree, sometimes a slice needs a few more days or longer to ripen.

    1. Elisabeth Ellington Avatar

      It’s so interesting to me how some ideas come out ready to go and others need to ripen!

      1. djvichos Avatar

        Yes it is – that could also be an interesting idea to explore in a slice!

  4. elsie Avatar

    Perfect is the enemy of done, those are words to remember! Lots of inspiration in these words.

  5. vanessaw2007 Avatar

    I really love this, thank you so much. Don’t force a slice that isn’t ready spoke to me.. I have one I’ve started 3 times… it needs some more… er.. something.

  6. cvarsalona Avatar

    I like your manifesto, Elisabeth especially the first one listed. I was playing around with a creedo for a slice.

  7. Jennifer Laffin Avatar

    “Write from pleasure and joy, not from duty.” Important to remember this month as we approach our writing place every day.

  8. carriegelson Avatar

    Loving how different lines are speaking to different people. I like it all! each of these I have needed to hear at different times on this slice of life journey. Half way through – almost! Thank you for your wise words.

  9. margaretsmn Avatar

    Just what I needed today when I just wasn’t sure why I was doing this crazy challenge anyway.

  10. Carol Avatar

    Lots of truth here, I think. The idea of letting a slice “percolate” is interesting. And trying a different form (I’m stuck in a rut right now!) I’m not sure how write from pleasure, not duty, fits with Don Graves’ mantra, “Never a day without a line.” I’m having a hard time writing this year…

  11. daywells Avatar

    Love it! It’s inspirational – and the words echoed by others speak to me as well – perfect is the enemy of done! Half way there.

  12. Akilah Avatar

    You have inspired me. I think I’m going to do this next year.

    1. Elisabeth Ellington Avatar

      You really should! It’s actually been a lot of fun. I’m looking forward to April 1 when I don’t have to publish anything but also feeling a little sad. Such a wonderful community! Love that it’s there every Tuesday.

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