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Slice of Life Tuesday: Why Write?

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“It’s misleading to think of writers as special creatures, word sorcerers who possess some sort of magical knowledge hidden from everyone else. Writers are ordinary people who like to write. They feel the urge to write, and they scratch that itch every chance they get.” — Ralph Fletcher

This is the inspirational quote I read today when I opened my “Two Writing Teachers” email post. I do love writing. Pen to paper, fingers to keyboard, photos to screen shots: all of these help me to show my passion for writing.  Thank you for reading my blog!

“Writers are ordinary people…” This part of Mr. Fletcher’s quote especially resonates with me. I’m just a girl, just a teacher, just a dreamer. Writing is a method of exploring the world. Writing is an acceptable approach to vent feelings and frustrations. Writing is a process to question others and our surroundings. Writing is a celebration of the freedom to be — whoever I want to be.

I love writing.

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“Slice of Life Tuesdays” are sponsored by the Two Writing Teachers blog site. Thank you, ladies, for the opportunity to be a “Slicer!”

 

 

Author: Jennifer Sniadecki

I write about reading and literacy education. My passion is sharing titles I use for reading and writing workshop teaching. My goal is collaborating, researching, and sharing with other life-long literacy learners. Welcome to my blog!

2 thoughts on “Slice of Life Tuesday: Why Write?

  1. Wasn’t that quote the greatest? Tara is really hitting homeruns this month with her quotes! I like what you wrote, “Writing is a way of exploring the world.” That’s what I feel like I’m doing when I write… just exploring my world, figuring it out!

  2. It was definitely a great quote! I love Ralph Fletcher. Writing makes the ordinary, extraordinary!

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