open invitation no. 19: your writer self

Describe yourself as a writer.

My son Jordan is a high school sophomore and in creative writing. On his first day of school he came home with an assignment: to describe himself as a writer. “I’m halfway done,” he said.

It made me chuckle, because I wondered if he were halfway done with the assignment or halfway done with being a writer.

It wouldn’t take me long to complete the assignment: I write. That’s it. It is the basic tenet of my writer self.

I’ve been thinking about the way Jordan wrote a whole lot more than two words to describe his writer self. Perhaps it is a worthy exercise. Perhaps you want to try it. Perhaps you don’t. Either way describes a bit of your writer self.

And in the end, the important thing is to write.


Open your blog and write a post. It doesn’t have to be a heart stretched story…it just needs to be written…and shared.


Reply to this post, jot a note and paste your URL.


Pop around and visit some other blogs. Leave a comment about the ideas or the craft…encourage and soak up the magic that will find you.

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Use one of these images so we can find each other…and you can invite others to share their stories with us!

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I’m joining an open community of writers over at Sharing Our Stories: Magic in a Blog. If you write (or want to write) just for the magic of it, consider this your invitation to join us. #sosmagic

Published by Ruth Ayres

Unhurried. Finding the magic in the middle of living. Capturing a life of ridiculous grace + raw stories.

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