Poems, stories, memories, worries and descriptive writing …
I can’t thank the TWTs enough for another opportunity to slice for thirty one days. I have grown as a writer because of the opportunity, this being my fourth year of writing at the SOLSC.
I am now confident to put words on paper and believe that is the most important thing to do. The more I write, the better I think I become at stringing words together. Words that can take many different shapes or forms.
Last year, I shared the word Medaase (Thank you in Twi) on the last day of slicing. Today I will shout, ‘Medaase Pii’ (Thank you very much) to you all. This year I have gathered a lot from the comments on my slices and on others’. This is a real learning forum for me. As a teacher, I have learnt to readily comment on and give feedback to my students ,that will help them think about their writing in meaningful and sometimes not so obvious ways.
I am also thinking about continuing Ama’s Journey , Ama’s Journey -Reality and generating that narrative into a novel, some of the style of writing I learned here. In these parts, we need writer role models or mentors for the young ones. We also need books that share our lives and life stories. Books that children can culturally see themselves in and one day want to be published writers themselves. We have to let them know we are all writers, we can all publish books and need to read and write all the time. We need good books and we can also write them for others to enjoy or learn from.
Thank you to the friends I have made here over the years, I appreciate the support and encouragement. As a welcome wagon, I thank all the writers I followed and learned from, this year. I know that next year will be different. Medaase pii, to you all.