Léna is also a Regional Manager for Writopia Lab whose mission is to foster joy, literacy, and critical thinking in kids and teens from all backgrounds through creative writing.

"Well, the question is, what do you want to believe? Do you want to live in a world where things are possible, or in one where they aren't?" Cin, Edges.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Writers Need Dance Breaks

Katy Perry at the Life Ball 2009, Rathaus, Vienna.Image via Wikipedia

This morning, I had a raucous group of tween girls replete with Dance Breaks amidst a flurry of writing, sharing, and exchanging ideas. All six are going dark and dramatic with their fiction, and so need the bubble-isciousness of Kesha and Katy Perry as counterpoint.

It's impossible for me to write for three straight hours (unless I'm wading in a revision), so we certainly can't expect the same of them at Writopia. Writing is FUN!

These girls have bonded in the past few days, have exchanged emails and even planned a sleep-over, finding creative expression not only in their writing, but in how they interact with each other.

They are so "fresh", in all senses of the word: new, impudent, cool. They don't yet have the self-consciousness that will unfortunately come all too soon. They're not afraid to dance: to embrace the drama in their imaginations and then to exorcise it with movement and music.

Us "grown-ups" need to take a page from their book. Life is too serious to be taken seriously.
Enhanced by Zemanta


  1. So true! I'm very uptight about a lot of things and need to relax more.
    Speaking of... is that where your new FB pic came from--getting your groove on? :)

  2. Whoo hoo! That's right girlfriend!

  3. Each one of Slabb’s companies is manufactured accessible with all the hermes replica amount of determination the business has had for the make regarding the goods, encouraging fantastic final results and also customer care around each venture. Slabb serves a web site challenging information required for starting inside the energetic planet regarding community personal computer gucci replica and also custom made kiosks. Website visitors can easily explore extensive information relating to each one of Slabb’s present models of computer software and also components or perhaps view accessible companies just like the custom made replica handbags generation. A qualified support staff is obviously standing up simply by to aid consumers on their solution to the particular obtain with the dior replica, computer software and also components they might need, supplying specialist advice on the maximum alternatives or perhaps aiding. In the act regarding start the particular swiss replica rolex of your custom made kiosk remedy.


Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.