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a quote from my favorite author

“The most solid advice, though, for a writer is this, I think: Try to learn to breathe deeply, really to taste food when you eat, and when you sleep, really to sleep. Try as much as possible to be wholly alive, with all your might, and when you laugh, laugh like hell, and when you get angry, get good and angry. Try to be alive. You will be dead soon enough.”

-William Saroyan, The Daring Young Man on the Flying Trapeze

Friday, March 1, 2013

MARCH MANIFESTO

SOLC is hosted by Two Writing Teachers


with thanks to Ali Edwards for inspiring this post


14 comments:

  1. I love your manifesto. You're absolutely right about writing begetting writing. I was reluctant to start a blog for a long time because I wasn't sure I'd have enough to write about. Over the past few months, though, I haven't had enough time to write all the posts I've got floating around in my head. Here's to spending the next month writing about them, joyfully!

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  2. Writing joyfully is the key to it all. Here's to a month of joy!

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  3. What a wonderful way to start with this good advice! I love all of the points you make and I am going to think about them throughout the journey.

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  4. Here's to writing joyfully! Love that line and your manifesto. Looking forward to the month!

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  5. We all need more joy! I love the random connections that are made through online communities; can't wait to see what surprises lie ahead in this, my first SOLC attempt!

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  6. You have given me fuel to start this journey! Many thanks. I like your public declaration of intentions ( a manifesto definition I looked up:) for March.

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  7. i just {l.o.v.e} this. you make me smile. so glad to be on this playing with words, taking risks, writing journey with you again!

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  8. Perfect.

    (Although I might add "Write Unapologetically" just because I love it so much.)

    Can't wait to get daily doses of Christy this month.

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  9. Lists are critical to the writer and the list you have created contains some marvelous reminders. What a wonderful compass it provides. A sure guide through March and beyond no doubt. Love the notion of writing joyfully. As Regie Routman once said, 'Teacher need to be joyfully literate.' Your list is your guiding light. Love it!

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  10. What a magnificent manifesto! Lets play, take risks, and write joyfully! I am privileged to be on this journey with you.

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  11. Thank you for sharing your list, Christy, one that we should all post right by our writing tables! Each one gives wise advice for the time.

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  12. What a great list, and inspirational. Happy March! Happy Writing!
    Tammy

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  13. This is such a smart list, Christy! I love reading it. I especially loved the Emerson quote which contained the word, hobgoblin. Not used enough in my humble estimation... ;). Happy March!
    b

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  14. Wow Christy, I love your "manifesto"! The "joyfully" in #1 is wonderful, and I also love #3 and 4. This is what I'm trying to teach my students -- to notice things like a writer and realize that their lives do matter and are worth writing about. Thanks for sharing!

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