I’m trying to get back into blogging at least once a week. I thought I would start off with some quotes and words of wisdom I keep posted in my classroom regarding writing.
I love to read and I love to teach reading. I love to write but I don’t love teaching writing. Why not? I’m not sure. Maybe a post for another time.
In the mean time, the first mini-poster I share with my writing students at the beginning of the year says; “I will not hate what I write.” I got this from my Dad who has been working on a novel for over ten years. He uses it as a mantra and a reminder to write and not judge. I tell my students this early because I want to teach them to put away their inner critic while they’re brain-storming or drafting. If they don’t, they’ll never get anything on paper. “First drafts are supposed to suck,” I tell them. (Yes, yes, I use the word suck to seem edgy and cool. It doesn’t really work.)
Got a favorite quote or mantra about writing?