Sunday, May 10, 2009

Wordplay Challenge 16: The Mother Lode

Today is Mother's Day -- which means that it is the perfect opportunity to create a page about your mother, your identity as a mother (if you are one), your views on motherhood and parenting, or a "mother" that you admire.

As you compose your journaling, try to get to the heart of the matter. It can be difficult to write about motherhood, since so many intense emotions are involved. Try freewriting if you feel overwhelmed by words, and then work on eliminating words that distract from the heart of your message.
You may find the use of repetition helpful, in that it will ground you in a kind of rhythm, a pattern, that will make your journaling more cohesive and meaningful. On the first page, I repeated words ("so") and syntax ("you are here, you are home, you are mine"). On the second page, I repeated the word "or" and used a listing approach.

Good luck!