Oh, happy day! It's Poetry Friday! Find more Poetry Friday goodies at Katie's space The Logonauts. Thanks for hosting, Katie!
This week I am sharing a poem about a topic that I am drawn to and write often about. Having a list of magnet topics can be a great tool to help you jump start your writing. It can also serve as a sounding board to help you figure out what you really want to say.
Birds are a magnet topic for me because I find myself writing about them over and over again in different ways. All sorts of birds live in my notebook, but one of my very favorites is the chickadee.
Invitation to Write:
Writers often return to topics they care about again and again. Topics are never used up. We can always find something new to say about our magnet topics. Often times, we can count on these go-to topics whenever we feel stuck and can't decide what to write about. Try using one of your magnet topics as a spring board to get your writing flowing today. Stretch yourself to write about your topic in a way you have not done before. Magnet topics can help you attract all kinds of new words and ideas down on paper!
Welcome! I'm Kiesha Shepard, and I have a love for writing and the teaching of writing. Whispers From the Ridge is a place where I can share my words and ideas for teaching writing. It's also a place for you to find inspiration for writing the words inside of you. I invite you into my world of writing as I capture the whispers from the ridge.
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15 Margaret at Reflections on the Teche
22 Laura at Laura Shovan
29 Jan at Bookseedstudio Optional theme: Sing!
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12 Molly Hogan at Nix the Comfort Zone
26 Karen at Karen Edmisten*
5 Kat at Kathryn Apel
12 Heidi at my juicy little universe
19 Linda at TeacherDance
26 Susan at Soul Blossom Living
2 Mary Lee at A Year of Reading
9 Tabatha at The Opposite of Indifference
16 Jama at Jama's Alphabet Soup
23 Catherine at Reading to the Core
30 Matt at Radio, Rhythm & Rhyme
7 Bridget at wee words for wee ones
14 Irene at Live Your Poem
21 Christie at Wondering and Wandering
28 Michelle at Michelle Kogan
4 Margaret at Reflections on the Teche
11 Carol at Carol's Corner
18 Buffy at Buffy Silverman
25 Linda at A Word Edgewise