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Writing Prompt: Writing Between the Cracks

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Author Lily Dayton writes in those stolen moments between "potty training and ballet practice, laundry loads and dinner on the table." Jotting thoughts in a journal helps her keep track of what she composes in her head: "shadowy characters appear as I match socks and peel apples [or] push the sun-bleached jogger stroller down the trail."

Do you write "in your head" as you go about your daily tasks? If so, describe your thought process. If not, reflect on how you generate writing ideas and fit writing into your daily routine.


Kathy Moran, former Literary Reflections Editor, has two grown boys and three granddaughters. A retired secondary language arts teacher and literary magazine adviser, Kathy currently works as a teacher consultant for the Greater Kansas City Writing Project and editor of their newsletter Composing Ourselves. Kathy’s reflections can be found at Marmee’s Corner.


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