I started at the Creative Writing class in the local Arts Centre again on Tuesday evening. I enjoyed the term I did at the end of last year and it’s good to be in the company of like-minded people, even if it’s only for a couple of hours once a week. I strongly recommend a class or a writing group.
We already know that we will be spending the final three sessions in March actually reading a story we’ve put together over the course of the classes. I’ve started a piece about the plight of a stranded UN soldier in an African country during a riot. The knowledge that I’ll be reading out the finished product to other writers will make me work harder on the story.
I am so far managing to keep up with my plan to keep at least three short stories on the go at any one time. Immediately I post a short story to a competition I detach myself from it and get another idea going as soon as possible. I am finding it more of a challenge to write about a variety of topics. Keeping to one genre is an insufficient exercise for a writer’s mind in my opinion.