I’m Here As a Writer…

Inspired by Kathleen Sokolowski’s first March SOL post, I am going to stretch her idea (“Why I’m here…”) by listing some reasons why I am here as a writer. Kathleen is the person who encouraged me to begin this journey four years ago.  Kathleen, this one’s for you!

I’m here for the March Challenge because…

I can’t think of anywhere else I’d rather be in March!

I know I’ll be reading some fantastic posts this month
I know I’ll be challenged enormously to write every day
I know I can rely on fellow slicers for encouragement

I want to give feedback because I know how important it is
I want to get feedback because it encourages me to write
I want to support this writing community that has supported me

I love the variety of voices that participate
I love waking up every day in March and logging onto TWT
I love knowing I belong to a digital community of writers

I hope I’ll continue to “catch” new ideas for writing
I hope I won’t get discouraged when I get stuck
I hope I can be here next year, and the year after that, and….

I can no longer imagine my life without this community of writers!

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barbara suter

I'm a retired teacher who enjoys writing and sharing in this; unique blogging community.

26 thoughts on “I’m Here As a Writer…”

  1. This whole experience becomes addictive. The challenge of writing every day is exhausting, but then when you get comments, it pushes you to do more. I can’t imagine a March without writing.

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  2. “I know I can rely on fellow slicers for encouragement” I think this is what keeps me going. I would add that for me I feel as if I am missing out on a great opportunity if I don’t participate.

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  3. I’m so glad I clicked on your slice because I can now give you and Kathleen credit for inspiring my next post! Loved the list format – very poetic.

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    1. Glad we could inspire you. It’s a very user friendly format which I kinda’ just came up with on the spot. That’s what I love about the March Challenge…it’s challenging to come up with new ideas!

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  4. Love this format! Feedback is key! I love the line: “I hope I’ll continue to “catch” new ideas for writing”! I love reading posts and trying out new formats and ideas! I love forward to March every year! Happy writing!

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  5. You said it all, Barbara. The growing comes from the writing, the reading, and the comment exchanges. I spend at least as much if not more time reading and exchanging comments than composing… and much learning happens when I do. After last month with poetry and 2 prior years with SOL, I’m convinced that most classrooms have a shortfall in the reading and comment exchanges.

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  6. I think my favorite part of this challenge is the community it creates around writing. As I read your post, I felt your anticipation and enthusiasm for this project – me too! Nice to be here with you.

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    1. Thank you for your warm words today. I just wrote to someone that the March Challenge does indeed challenge me to come up with new ideas from time to time which is one of the things I love about it. Being part of your writing community has changed me in so many ways. I am deeply grateful and appreciative of the work you and your colleagues have done to continue to provide this awesome space for those of us who are enjoying the experience of “becoming writers.” The TWT community has been become part of the fabric of my life.

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