Wednesday, March 2, 2011

1 Yr to a Writing Life - Chapter 2

Click here for Chapter 1.


When I was in the 4th grade, I spilled spaghetti off my lunch tray into the milk cooler at school. I remembered this while reading Bird by Bird and had already started to write about it when I read Chapter 2 of that book with the really long title that I'm not going to type because I don't feel like making sure I get it right (so click the link above). Turns out Chapter 2 (month 2) is all about the personal essay. Taking a memory and writing it down and then fleshing it out and then finding the poetry in it. Oh, there is so much poetry in a story about a 9 year-old girl who has just made what seems like the biggest dumb mistake of her whole life! At that moment, I truly believed that I couldn't possibly ever do anything more embarrassing than spill my lunch. To be 9 again...

Now it's March, and time for Chapter 3. Hopefully you won't have to wait until April to read about that!

Oh, speaking of April: April is National Poetry Month, remember? Who's posting a poem-a-day with me? They don't have to be good (mine rarely are!); it's just for fun. And to celebrate NPM! If you're joining me, we should do the whole linkylinktoeachothersblogs thing so let me know!

3 comments:

Alyson (New England Living) said...

I am not a poet, though I like to write, and I'm always jealous of people who can do poetry. Sounds like you are doing awesome with it!

Are You A Mom said...

Hello,
I love your blog...I love poetry...reading it that is...Please stop by and say hi Areyouamom.com
I am now following you :)
Have a great weekend!
Maureen

septembermom said...

I would LOVE to be your poetry partner again this April :) We always have fun!

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