Friday, March 13, 2020

Writing Challenge: #SocialWriting2020

I picked up a notebook for our six-year-old at the incredibly crowded supermarket today.
What kind of journal or paper will you use?

As many of us practice social distancing, let's also practice social writing and collectively keep journals. The goal is to keep a journal that documents these days of social distancing. Then, if you like, share pages from your journal online (#SocialWriting2020). In the end, we will be together while documenting history.

There are no rules, but if you could follow these guidelines, if you like:

Write every day.

Date your pages.

Write as clearly as possible or type your words.

Or don't write; draw, paint, collage or otherwise create something that represents your day. Tomorrow is Pi day and maybe you can think of an equation that represents your day.

Start with what you are doing that day. Be as specific as possible about what actions you took, what you wore, what you ate, etc.

Write about your thoughts, questions, observations and feelings.

Post images of your work on Twitter with the hashtag: #SocialWriting2020

Of course, adults and kids of all ages are welcome to participate.

If you'd like to share some of your pages here, please email me images or text from your journal: chloemiller(at)gmail(dot)com.

I'm wishing everyone health, food, safety and the space to continue to live our lives. Please follow the CDC guidelines. For kids, you might share this comic.

To writing and continuing on, despite social distancing. To #SocialWriting2020!

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