Welcome to the Sunday Summary for 10 January 2022-15 January 2022.
The 2 Rules team was back in full force this week with all new content for you. We’re glad to be back,
The same lessons I first discovered at seven, and still needed at seventeen, are the lessons which I taught to other children at twenty-seven, and to my own children at thirty-seven.
On Monday Erika shared a cheerful and charming essay about the books that stay with you. She took us all the way back to elementary school and the book that taught her to really read poetry a well as inspired her to try writing it. If you follow our Watch/Listen/Read posts you may see that Erika still loves to read and share the poetry she loves, and she’s recently begun sharing the poetry she writes (look here and here,) with the 2 Rules audience.
I thought: if I can get this exercised about this issue, maybe someone who reads it will share my frustration.
On Tuesday Adam helped us explore the importance of writing with emotion. Expository writing doesn’t have to be emotionless and in fact, when we include emotion in our expository writing sometimes we can move our readers even more. Writing pieces that engage readers involves writing things that we care deeply about, and honoring that emotion is an important part of telling the stories.
On Thursday we brought you a new feature-our first piece of fiction as part of series by J.D. Saward. We’ll bring you an installment once a month, with the next installment on February 10. Meanwhile, enjoy the beginning of this story about love and intimacy.
It’s easy to remember that even for such a simple concept as crossing the boundaries of genre, it’s relatively rare to make these discoveries on one’s own.
On Friday we brought our weekly Watch/Listen/Read post to you. Erika dove back into old favorites–books, music and movies Adam meandered away from his usual comfort zone and much to Erika’s surprise, listened to viola music. He also continues to encourage us all to read Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time series along with him. Have you checked it out yet?
The friendly felines asked us last week about mentors, and this week they’ve told us about their heroes. Who inspires you? Who are your heroes? We’re wondering what makes them heroic or inspirational to you, too. We all need someone to look up to, no matter how old we are.
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