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Writing is hard.

While on school break this week, I started working on writing prompt I agreed to do with friends.  Do you know what I’ve discovered?

I am a horrible writer.  I over-use words, and when I try to write vivid images, all I create is cliches.  While I know enough to know that what I have written is flat-out awful, I don’t have the skill to craft anything worth reading.  I’m trying not to think about the fact that my book group is going to read my page right after finishing a book by F. Scott Fitzgerald, who knew a thing or two about how to write.

For someone who teaches writing five days a week, this is a humbling realization.  I should make myself write regularly.  I might not become a better writer, but I think I’ll become a more sympathetic teacher.

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