To practice living as a writer
To remember I’m happiest when I’m living as a writer
To try new things
To be part of this generous community
To help the month of March go by more quickly
To surprise myself
To practice gratitude
To seek joy
To center my writing practice
To observe a little more carefully
To commiserate with everyone else who is slicing for 31 days
To find more time in the day
To look, really look
To become a more careful reader
To get to know new writers
To check in with friends
To improve my feedback skills
To find writing mentors
To be a writing mentor
To have a reason to write
To experience enough and plenty
To practice pushing through
To meet a goal I set for myself
To support others in meeting their goals
To become a better teacher of writing
To rediscover the importance of my notebook to my writing practice
To interact with other writers
To center curiosity
To be delighted
All 31 of my posts were inspired by or borrowed from a mentor text written by another slicer. Thank you to all of the writers whose words supported mine this month. Today’s post was inspired by Julieanne’s 31 Things I’ve Learned and svalter’s Why I Slice.
Thank you to all who read and commented. I learn so much about giving feedback that helps writers from the wisdom, insight, and generosity of the comments I receive and the comments I read on other blogs.
Thanks to the teacher-writers at Two Writing Teachers for creating and continuing this special community.
And once again, thank you to my mom, who read every word, cheered me on, and texted when she spotted typos. I know she likes the cat posts best, so I’ll include a photo of wonky-eyed Chipotle just for her.