My Notebook: A Writer's Friend
Happy Poetry Friday! It is great to be back with friends this week. Thank you for visiting the ridge this week, where spring has sprung! Today, I'm writing about a favorite friend to me as a writer, my notebook. Join the rest of the round-up at Linda's space HERE.
My notebook is one of my dearest friends. Like a friend, I miss my notebook when I am away from it for too long. When I haven't visited my notebook, to drop in a word or a line or two, I feel very sad. Sometimes, things in our life can take us away from spending time with our friends. This can happen in our writing lives, too. When this happens, I try to give myself some grace. I know my notebook will be there waiting for me. Like a true friend, it's always there. It calls to me, like a long lost friend. I open it up, and begin again. And just like that, I feel anew!
Invitation to Write:
Think about your favorite writer's tools. How are they like "friends" to you as a writer? If you keep a notebook, which kind do you prefer. Notebooks can often be called a safe place, a think-tank, a workbench, and so many more! What makes your notebook special? How might you describe it using this sentence stem, "My notebook is..."
Whatever writer's tools you use to collect your words, how do they welcome you and sustain you in your writing life? A writer's tool is a friend for life. Happy writing with your favorite writing tools and friends!
3/15/2018 06:55:43 pm
Oh, it's good to see you back at your blog today. And, I love your thought. I struggled with finding something to share this week. I've gotten run down and tired and am on the verge of getting sick....so my ooomph is just not what it usually is. I love the idea of your notebook being a friend. Mine is too. There's so many things I'd love to get back to in my notebook. I think that your post is a wonderful prompt. Enjoy your new spring. Ours is cold and slow....but that's OK. Each day is brighter.
3/15/2018 07:38:07 pm
Your post is a wonderful gift to me, today, Kiesha. I started a brand new notebook today, with plenty of room for lots of things. It made my morning very bright. "Oh, my notebook/I'm reassured!" Love it! Happy writing!
3/15/2018 08:12:58 pm
I have the exact same notebook! I love your celebration of notebooks! To me it's reassuring to know that I can write anything on the pages of my notebook and it won't judge or criticize my words.
3/16/2018 05:50:27 am
Love your poem, and my many notebooks :)
3/16/2018 12:05:56 pm
I can so relate to my notebook as a friend. I even get grumpy if I stay away too long! Good to see you back. Your poem goes so well with Alan's post today as he shares odes and poems that celebrate ordinary things around us.
3/16/2018 04:04:50 pm
Love your short ode to your notebook. I am feeling that way, right now, about my bullet journal.
3/16/2018 04:34:37 pm
What a great poem! My notebooks and I have really worked on our relationship over the past year or so. I'm happy to say, it's flourishing!
3/17/2018 03:37:17 pm
I feel like my notebooks are my friends too, and I have many of them! I get annoyed with myself when I can't find a specific one I'm looking for, so I try keeping them in one or two places. Lovely Ode to your friend Notebook!
3/17/2018 05:48:50 pm
I need to develop a closer relationship with my notebook! (lol)
You are so right when you talk about a notebook being a true friend. I don't know what I would do without mine. Lately, I've been trying to decide what I want to do with all the notebooks I've filled over the years. It's so sad to toss them out, but at some point, I may need to do that. : )
3/18/2018 08:57:30 am
There's something so irresistible about a blank page!
4/7/2018 08:06:56 pm
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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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