March 25, 2003

Out of the Frying Pan...

So, I finally get this monkey off my back and toss in this term paper thingy and get done with the class in early May. What does the boy do? He turns around and signs up for a 'writers workshop' for the first half of June for more self-inflicted pain.

Never been to anything like this. Not one of your higher powered affairs, exactly, but I expect it to be more fun than a sharp stick in the eye. Ever gone to anything of this sort, you writerly types? What should I expect?

Posted by fred1st at March 25, 2003 04:51 AM | TrackBack
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Like anything, you'll probably encounter a mix-bag of people and personality types. Always interesting if you sit back, watch and take it all in. I always found them fun and informative, if the person taking the class knows their stuff.

Posted by: Alexandra at March 25, 2003 11:31 AM

Sorry... i'm a blogger who's writing skills would have to improve to suck i'm afraid, and totally unfamiliar with workshops of any kind. But, i do know class... which is why i stop by - hoping to somehow improve through osmosis and sheer will. Warm and fuzzy feelings your way.

Posted by: Anne at March 25, 2003 02:19 PM


It depends on the workshop, but usually you get a lot of little pieces to write, daily exercises as it were. Then usually you do daily readings/critiques.

Posted by: Gary Williams at March 25, 2003 07:15 PM

Mild discomfort the first few classes wherein assigments are shared/critiqued.

It's sort of like going to a new gym ...once everyone sweats and gets nekkid a few times it seems natural and comfortable. I think it's more difficult to reveal your words/thoughts to a group of strangers than your behind. ;-)

Posted by: feste at March 26, 2003 12:56 AM

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