I’ve wanted to keep a blog for some time, but I’ve gone back and forth between writing about being a writer or writing about being a teacher. When it comes right down to it, however, I’m not sure that I have all that much to share about the actual day-to-day routine of being a writer. For me, it usually goes something like this:
1. Wake up at an absurdly early hour.
2. Try to make coffee without knocking something over.
3. Drink coffee while I check to see how badly the Mets lost last night.
4. Do absolutely useless internet things while the caffeine kicks in.
5. Wonder what I’m going to write.
6. Realize that wondering what I’m going to write is not actually writing.
7. Get more coffee.
Thus it goes, day in, day out. Not a lot of variety there.
However, I’d love to share some of the writing lessons I’ve used in class–the good ones, at least (as any teacher can tell you, they don’t all pan out). A lot of these can be done in a short, ten-minute period; I’m a big fan of writing exercises and fun little games. My goal is to write one blog entry a week at the minimum, and I hope all you teachers out there find something that you can use!