These are some of the lyrics from Peter Seeger song Turn! Turn! Turn! , made popular by the Byrds in the 1960's.
The words have been with us a long time - way before the 1950s - all the way back to the times of King Solomon.
As the leaves turn and we prepare for our next season here in New England I began turning the pages of my notebook.
The older pages.
I looked back.
I found that I've got some pretty good stuff in there - ideas I want to go back to and explore.
Have you looked back recently?
This is the time for Revising - to see your words with new eyes.
Your activity for this week's notebook is to choose a passage you have already written and rewrite it.
You can do this in many ways. You can try the same scene from a different viewpoint, you can rewrite a poem, or you can take the same characters and put them in a new scene. Any sort of revision will do.
So, turn the pages of your notebook. Look back at what you've done, and create something new!
I look forward to reading your changes.