Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Slice of Life Tuesday...Writing Love

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It's become a habit.  Once a month, a small group of us meet for dinner, writing and feedback.  This time together feeds my writing as well as my soul.

Tonight we were treated with homemade red beans and rice...the real thing,  a drawer filled with a lovely assortment of teas, served nice and hot on this bitterly cold evening, fresh veggies and peanut clusters dressed in chocolate.

We sit around the table filling each other in on how things are going. We talk about the newest books we've read.  We share stories and laughter.

And then it's time to write.  We find spots to settle in and before long, the room is quiet except for the sound of computer keys being tapped.  There are periods of furious typing and then a lull as we stop to think and revise at different points.

We end with sharing and feedback.

I relish this time together.  These ladies are more than my writing group.  They are my friends and I am so glad we've worked to carve out this time to support each other on our writing journeys.  https://twowritingteachers.wordpress.com/2015/02/24/posttuessliceshere/

11 comments:

  1. Your writing group sounds lovely! A great mix of talk, food and quiet thinking time. Ahhhhh....

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  2. Your writing group sounds lovely! A great mix of talk, food and quiet thinking time. Ahhhhh....

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  3. It sounds like a lovely evening. I hope we get to see what you were working on as a writer at some point.

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  4. What a wonderful group to be a part of. Does anyone write on paper? I was expecting the sounds to be of both as I know there are different times that I choose different writing tools. (I picture a fire place to make the perfect setting in my mind on this February day.)

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  5. I'm proud of us for keeping it going to the point of HABIT. And I love our rituals of food and community. Thanks to the whole group for the gifts of time, collaboration, and friendship!

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  6. Julie,
    This post just made me smile. I learn so much every time we all get together and always leave feeling renewed. Though I am thankful for this writing collaborative, I am most grateful for the friendships that have grown over time.

    Cathy

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  7. A warm and supportive writing group - that's wonderful.

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  8. Your piece made me wish for a chair in the corner to just sit and listen. And enjoy a cup of tea too, of course.

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  9. Your piece made me wish for a chair in the corner to just sit and listen. And enjoy a cup of tea too, of course.

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  10. Thank you for sharing this peek into your writing group. It's so important to have the support and encouragement of others "on our writing journeys."

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