As a writing teacher my students often hear me urge them to push past their comfort zones. Look risk in the eye and stare it down. My curriculum is filled with fun and chancy exercises that play with words and ideas; haiku, six-word-stories, Fibs (poems based on the Fibonacci sequence) and prompts galore. Do it! Try it! Chance it! I am their most exuberant cheerleader and I know they can do it. I just know it.
Do I take my own advice? Rarely. But read on . .…Continue