Writing Quote Wednesday: Just Write

“Nothing you write is wasted. Whether you use what you’ve produced or not, you will have learned from the experience…and you can never know too much.” 


Monticello's Seed Preservation plot, April 2013

Monticello’s Seed Preservation plot, April 2013

I’m beginning Teachers Write this week with superstar writers Kate Messner, Gae Polisner, Jo Knowles, and Jen Vincent. Every Monday there will be a writing prompt at Jo Knowles blog and a mini-lesson at Kate Messner’s blog. Tuesdays and Thursdays there is a “Quick Write” also. On Fridays you can get feedback at Gae Polisner’s blog, and on Sundays, you can check in with Jen Vincent. I’m sure I’ve left something out, but you get the point. Teachers Write offers a lot of great stuff over the summer.

I probably won’t be sharing much of this writing online at this point, even though there are opportunities to do so. I don’t know if the writing I do will be related to my current project or just a place to explore. But I have to keep reminding myself it’s okay to “just write,” even if it’s not for a particular project.

I can “just write.”

Because “just writing” is not a waste of time.


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