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So, I signed up for this course....

When I was a kid I used to love to write stories and I loved to read, now that I'm *cough* much older *cough* I still love to read but the writing well has pretty much run dry. I try! I must have at least... five or six stories that I've started and have just fizzled out. I'll get ideas that I love and rush to put them on paper, the words flow and it's wonderful but then I go back to it later and my usual reaction is 'what the hell was I thinking, that will never work' and I throw it away in disgust. Very frustrating.

So, to combat that and maybe -one day- actually finish something, I've signed up for a (yay! free!) online course called "How Writers Write Fiction" at:
The first 'lecture' was both heartening and interesting, so I doodled around the site, added myself to the site map of students (oh, so many and from all over the world!) and, just for fun, I followed some of the threads on the discussion forum, and good god!!! a hell of a lot of the people taking the course have Masters degrees, have extensive training in creative writing, some have already been published... yikes!!!! I just want to be able to finsh my LJ fanfic... *gibbers just a little*


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Sep. 29th, 2014 01:31 am (UTC)
Oh that sounds very cool. I wonder if they have a course for grammar, because I'd dearly love to know where a freakin' comma is supposed to go.
Sep. 29th, 2014 02:36 am (UTC)
Ooooh, those and semi-colons! Hmmm, I'll have to check and see what else they have and if it's there I'll let you know :)
Sep. 29th, 2014 01:34 am (UTC)
I think this is a wonderful thing you're doing. Don't be intimidated by the other people, just learn from them and you'll be fine. You have just as much to contribute as any of the others do. Make sure to keep us informed on how the class is progressing!!! <3
Sep. 29th, 2014 12:44 pm (UTC)
Honestly, reading peoples credentials gave me that whole ultra-competitive academic vibe that nearly sent me running for the hills. But you're right, it's also a great opportunity to learn :) Thank-you so much for the support and updates are a definite possibility! *hugs*

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Sep. 29th, 2014 12:53 pm (UTC)
Well aren't you sweet! Thank-you so much *hugs*
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Sep. 30th, 2014 01:15 am (UTC)
Lol! It's how I took it (sweet and reassuring that is) so no worries :)
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