I’m going to make this fairly quick, because we are supposed to have scattered thunderstorms tonight, and I hear thunder off in the distance. Plus, I’m tired.
My Intro to Creative Writing class starts tomorrow night, and I’m looking forward to it. I checked out the syllabus online, which was kind of nice in that it had what we are supposed to do each class session. We start out doing poetry, then do a short story, and finish with a short screenplay, so it all sounds interesting. I’m not too sure about the poetry, though. I’m fond of haikus and limericks, because they are short and to the point, and in the case of limericks, they are often funny Anyway, I’ll give it a shot and see what comes of it.
One thing that was strongly suggested was to write two hours for every hour of class, so twelve hours of writing every week. I also saw something about a daily journal, but I’m not sure if that is an assignment, or a suggestion. The point was the teacher wants us to write every day. I wonder if writing in my blog would count for any of that.
I also got the impression that she wants us to actually write – like in a book. I have often said that word processors were made for people like me. My penmanship is awful. I work in a doctor’s office, and you know if a doctor criticizes your handwriting, there is a problem. Of course, I tell them they don’t have much room to talk Anyway, I will bring a notebook (as “required”) and my laptop. I prefer to do all my writing in the laptop or on my PC at home, and since I have one of those USB pen drives, I can transfer files from one to the other with ease (a/k/a Sneakernet 2005).
I’ll post again later this week or on the weekend about how the class went, plus I hope to have some of the photos scanned in so I can post them to the gallery.