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Celebrate this Week : March 18, 2017.
Slice of Life March Challenge. No. 18.

Today I celebrate the week past — a week that began in one hemisphere and ended in another!

I celebrate a milestone with all Slicers in the 2017 March Slice of Life Story Challenge.
We crossed the HALFWAY mark this week.

I’ve noticed that Slicers frequently share about the inspiration received from slices of other Slicers– ideas, topics, form. In this community, we all are writers influencing writers, writers sharing and borrowing, in a place where creativity boosts creativity. I find myself not only reading a slice, but also the comments and the replies–writers talking with each other. And often in the comments and replies, I find extensions of the original slice. All this writing and reading and commenting is making me grow in so many ways.

Anyway, this all made me think again of Robert Louis Stevenson’s words which embody for me an important aspect of the work of learning to write. {I shared a phrase somewhere in the multitude of comments I’ve written this month, and Joanne Toft commented on it. So I’m sharing the entire sentence here.}

Before he can tell what cadences he truly prefers, the student should have tried all that are possible; before he can choose and preserve a fitting key of words, he should long have practised the literary scales; and it is only after years of such gymnastic that he can sit down at last, legions of words swarming to his call, dozens of turns of phrase simultaneously bidding for his choice, and he himself knowing what he wants to do and (within the narrow limit of a man’s ability) able to do it. –Robert Louis Stevenson, Memories and Portraits, 1887
{I just love that sentence!}

With my virtual friends, I celebrate winning and losing.

  • I received a copy of Just You Wait! by Sylvia Vardell and Janet Wong. {Read about the win here.} Thank you, Linda! And thank you, Sylvia and Janet!!

If you don’t know about Just You Wait,
Amy at The Poem Farm does a great job reviewing it;
just scroll her post until you get to it.

In my business, I celebrate Annual Corporate Tax Reports signed and filed. Yeah!

In my personal life, I humbly celebrate God’s amazing grace.

You really must come on over and celebrate at Discover Play Build with Ruth Ayres and others who have linked in to share their celebrations this week.

Thank you, Ruth, for hosting a place for us to celebrate with you!Β  #Celebratelu


Thank you, Two Writing Teachers, for hosting
2017 Slice of Life Story Challenge