Slice of Life 31: Possible Side Effects
By Janice Ewing
During the month of March, along with many others, I participated in the Slice of Life daily writing challenge (details at twowritingteachers.wordpress.com). The facilitators did an amazing job, but, along with information they provided for first-timers, I would add the following –
Warning: May be habit forming
Possible side effects* of daily participation may include:
- feeling a need to write each day
- a specific type of ‘double-vision,’ in which you experience something directly and, at the same time, see it as a possible writing topic
- an inclination to peer into and comment on the lives of strangers
- a sense of connection with above strangers that gradually increases
*These side effects will be most extreme during the month of March. If they persist, you may require membership in an ongoing community of writers!
* This “Slice of Life” post is part of a larger blog series, hosted by the blog site, Two Writing Teachers: A Meeting Place for a World of Reflective Writers.
Janice Ewing is an adjunct for Cabrini College and a co-director for the Pennsylvania Writing & Literature Project. Janice co-facilitates PAWLP’s “Continuity Days” and this blog. She is an avid reader and writer, and especially enjoys writing poems.