For eleven years now, the National Council of Teachers of English has celebrated a National Day On Writing. In a 2018 position paper, the group updated their definitions of writing, writers and the principles and purposes for writing. For example:
Principle 3.2: Writers grow when they broaden their repertoire, and when they refine their judgment in making choices with their repertoire.
Writers need models and strategies—to find topics, issues, and questions to write about, to revise, to contextualize and connect their piece with others, to give and receive feedback. However, collecting those strategies is not enough; writers need practice not only in choosing a strategy to fit a particular purpose and context, but they also need practice in explaining why they made the choices they did.
I enjoy the challenge of seventeen-syllable haiku because the structure requires brevity. Someday I will attempt the Six-Word Story format. 🙂
Today’s haiku: On Writing
words, words and more words
often dilute our message –
simply, less is more
Learn more about this holiday at https://nationaltoday.com/national-day-on-writing/