I am in the middle of teaching a six week writing class in fiction and nonfiction. The participants range in experience from newbies to published authors. There are six of them…and me. I am learning so much!
Seriously, I learn so much from the people I teach. For one thing--and this is soooo important—with each new class I teach, I am reminded of how vital it is to be enthusiastic about our writing.
Other lessons over the last few weeks include:
*How empowering it is to claim to the world, or at least to our friends, that we are, indeed, writers!
*How rewarding it is to look at solid examples of each technique or method presented. (I have discovered so many new books I need to read based on the examples my students provide for each concept.)
*How differently we can each see the same visual.
*How differently we can each respond to the same stimulus or prompt.
There are so many more take-aways from the classes, but I think two of the most valuable are:
*There are many ways to tell the same story
*Each story is important.
Happy writing (and reading) !