Week 1 – Creative Writing classes

In order to maintain my wish for this site to be useful, as well as become more readily accessed regularly by easily distracted me – I am going to share some of the writing tips that I am learning as a creative writing grad student.  Hopefully one or many of you will find value in what I share and can either improve your writing goals, or can find writing to be a valuable way to decompress.

So.. here goes nothin!

Have you ever read a book and realized.. hey, why did the author create that character?  Why is this book set for adults when kids would enjoy it?  WHY am I not writing a book like this!?  That, my friends, is one of the most valuable tools that is mentioned in week 1 of this course.  Fortunately I had already started this habit because .. and I don’t know about you, but when people tell me to show-don’t-tell a story line, I find many ways to confuse myself instead of going with my instincts.

So… to lets start there.  Write what you love.  Write what you know.  Write what fascinates you, and read what you love with the intent to tear the author’s approach up to gain more insight toward your craft.

Have a great week!

Good morning, or good night wherever you are.  Talk to you again soon.

Kath

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