What I didn’t write about today:
Driving to work this morning…
Thinking about a poem for Heidi’s MarCH challenge. Today’s word was clutch.
get a grip!
Won’t let go
I need a dictionary.
Or a thesaurus.
Oh wait. I shared this book with a group of fifth graders toady. The Right Word: Roget and His Thesaurus, by Jen Bryant and illustrated by Melissa Sweet.
Later, at home…
On the treadmill.
Reading a chapter from Kate Messner’s 59 Reasons to Write: “Point of View, Voice, and Mood”
“What would this object say?”
I look around.
What a weird conglomeration of stuff there is in this basement!
My eyes settle on my son’s collection of antique hand held planers.
Think of all the wood they’ve caressed,
boards they’ve smoothed and
readied to become a table or a bookcase.
At my desk
What to write about?
I have no idea!
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