It’s conference week in the 5th grade trenches. Today I asked my students to list three things in the following categories to share with their parents during our meeting.
I shine at…
I need to improve in…
As my student’s were listing their positive attributes with no qualms about bragging, I realized that as writers we tend to dwell on the areas in our work that need improvement rather than celebrate our strengths.
So for today, let’s share the shine. I’ll go first.
I shine at dialogue. (That BA in acting finally paid off.)
I shine at settings. (That MFA in design finally paid off.)
I shine at humor. (My irreverence and smart-alecky mouth finally paid off.)
Now blind me with your shine.