Saturday, 2 March 2013


1. Start a writers journal. We are all writers in Room Sixteen and writers notice things that are happening around them. They notice details in the world, little things that other people walk besides and don’t even think about. Writers are sneaky, they steal ideas, they steal words. Rules for writers journal
• Write things that you want to read.
 • Do good work and then put it where people can see it.
 • Find a piece of writing you like? Steal that style, remix it. It is then yours.
 • Steal like an artist!
 I want to see at least one page filled with things observed, things that have gripped you, Things that only you know. Write using your voice, your idioms. Things that I stole from the internet for ideas for your journals, because I also steal like an artist, or in this case steal directly from the internet.

 Idea 6: Poems Do entries in the form of poems, even if you don't think what you are writing about is poetic. Take what might seem prose-like and chop the paragraphs into lines like a poem. When you see the writing this way, you might find that images stand out, and with some editing (such taking out extra words), you could have a rich piece of writing.

 Idea 11: Weather Center Become sensitive to the weather and try describing the weather in your journal entries. Put your eyes and ears to work on how the weather affects the landscape, sky, people, animals, buildings, and vehicles. Write it so that when you reread that entry, you feel as if you are in the weather.

 Idea 18: Radio or TV Turn on the radio or TV for twenty seconds. Write about what you heard.


 Start collecting things about yourself for your kete. By the end of the week all your objects should be assembled and you should be able to use them as a prompt to share your stories about the objects to the class. Your presentation of the objects, your mihi and the completed kete will be in Week 7, so get cracking! If you have any issues, send me an email .

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