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March 3rd, 2010

Writing class

Today's the last day of the creative writing class at the Kendallville Public Library. (It was supposed to have been over last week, but got moved back one day because of snow.) I'm of mixed feelings: One the one hand, the class lasts from 1-3 p.m., which on my work schedule is something like going to a class at 1-3 a.m.. I could also make the argument that we're going over writing instruction that I learned years ago, but I think it's good to cover the basics again.

On the other hand, I really enjoyed myself. Believe it or not, this is the first classroom writing instruction I've had since basic English in high school: I've taken three other writing classes, but they were all correspondence courses. (Pre-internet!) I've met good people and had fun, and it's put a little fire back into my writer's furnace, to to speak. I even got a fairly decent short story out of it.

Now I need to spend more time on my writing, and less time ... well, less time surfing the internet! If I want to get published, I need to make some serious lifestyle changes. A wannabe writer talks about writing; a writer writes.

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