I can’t lie, I was a little nervous for the first writers meeting. Not because I’m afraid to write, although I don’t have a background in writing or literature. But I was more concerned about whether the group dynamic would be good. Would everyone get a chance to talk, would I fit in?
Well, all I can say is that I wasted time and energy because that first class was amazing. Our instructor sets a wonderful open atmosphere. There was only willingness from everyone to learn and dissect our readings for glimmers of wisdom. I am extremely excited every week to see what we are going to learn. And thanks to the topics we discuss I am starting to read with a more critical eye for the techniques that the authors are using. I’m looking forward to going back and rereading some of my favorite books to see what those authors did.
I can honestly say I didn’t know I missed reading books and discussing the meaning of each scene or what the author was trying to say. And also being able to discuss techniques that we noticed along the way, or our instructor giving us little tidbits of what he and the author had discussed as he was reading their stories. I always learn something new!
Every Tuesday is now the highlight of my week. Our call is a little late, but I always go straight to bed with a smile, excited about what I’m learning and seeing my stories evolve along the way.