I am participating in the March Slice of Life Story Challenge. Thanks to the co-authors of Two Writing Teachers for creating this supportive community.
Today I decided to try a spine poem. I remember creating one before and know that sometimes it is not as easy as it may seem. At least not for me. Should there be a message? A theme? Since we’re getting to the end of the month long Slice of Life Challenge, I’ve been starting to do some reflecting on what the month has meant and what I have learned.
Hmmm…Maybe that could be my theme.
To me, Slice of Life is about finding the stories in our lives, falling in love with those ordinary gifts that come with day to day living, becoming more confident as writers, creating, and risk-taking.
Now for the books. Can I create that message with book titles ?
I looked around my office and noticed a few stacks of picture books, a TBR pile, and my bookcase of mostly professional books. The Newkirk book jumped out at me right away, then I found some more titles that seemed to work, rearranged, added, discarded, rearranged again, and finally came up with this (please read from the top down).
Hey world, here I am!
A happy dreamer
With aimless love.
Minds made for stories
Open a world of possible
Day by day
P.S. Happy Dreamer is a new book by Peter Reynolds that celebrates the unconventional, sometimes-messy-but-always-creative dreamer in all of us.