"There is more than a verbal tie between the words common, community, and communication.... Try the experiment of communicating, with fullness and accuracy, some experience to another, especially if it be somewhat complicated, and you will find your own attitude toward your experience changing." John Dewey
I've been reading a lot about Common Ties recently, first I found it on my own second, but forgot about it, second thanks to Lauri I found it again and third this morning a critique group member emailed that he sold his first story to them. Congrats Tafari, fantastic story and photo!
Check out this website. It's full of great stories that connect us as human beings. Everyone has a story. I might just make this my goal this week, write a story for common ties. Today, write about how you are connected to your friends, what do you have in common with them and then reward yourself by reading Tafari's story, he is on his way to a successful writing career. I'll be proud to say I knew him when.
The Writing Nag
Labels: Common Ties, communication, daily writing, personal essay, Tafari Lumumba, writers