open invitation no. 41: breaks

Maybe it’s time to make a break.

One of my favorite craft moves is paragraphing. No joke. I like the way a simple break changes the sound and, sometimes, the meaning.

Naturally, I am also quite fond of line breaks in poetry
and in prose.

After you write, take time to reread and consider the paragraph breaks
and the line breaks
that could be arranged differently. Writers call this revising. Revising literally means to look again. Look again at the breaks in your writing.

To note, I think this is exceptional advice for all aspects of life. Look again and consider when or where you need a break.

*Remember, you don’t have to accept this invitation…but I do hope you will accept the invitation to write. Sharing our stories is magical.

PS—I started a Facebook Group for the #sosmagic community. Join here.


Open your blog and write a post. Just write.


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


Comment on other blogs. Soak up the magic that will find you.

grab an image for your blog

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

Offer an invitation to others.

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.

18 thoughts on “open invitation no. 41: breaks

    1. Mandy, I also couldn’t leave a comment. I love how you held back her location until the end. Of course, Paris will love your daughter! You’ll have such fun hearing about all her adventures.


    2. Mandy, I tried to leave a comment on your powerful post and something glitched – there’s a little spinning wheel on your comment button. Not sure what happened. You captured so much here about how it feels when a child is beyond the parameters of our protection, at various stage of life. That fierce “motherlove” is forever. 🙂


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