Thought-provoking advice…great for all language arts teachers and educators who have a writer’s brain. We must cultivate empathy for our students and our selves. Self-awareness is an excellent tool!

A Writer's March

[By Guest Blogger Randi Beck]

According to randomly chosen sources with important sounding names, these are the 10 most frequent warning signs of early memory loss:

  1. Disrupts daily life
  2. Problems planning or problem solving
  3. Difficulty completing tasks or managing a budget.
  4. Confusion with time or place.
  5. Difficulty judging distance, contrast, or color.
  6. Problems with words in writing or speaking, not sure how to finish what one is saying.
  7. Misplacement and difficulty retracing steps.
  8. Decreased or poor judgement.
  9. Withdrawal from work or social activities.
  10. Changes in mood and personality.

Now. Read that list again and thing about writing a novel. Or a poem, essay, blog, to do list, or short story for that matter. Think about what it means to be a writer. Creepy, huh?

I’m not suggesting we’re all doomed to early onset Alzheimer’s (though it does run in my family and Sam can attest to my displaying a large…

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