Sunday, February 28, 2010

Writing Class

I finished my last day of a Community Education creative writing class (I took it with my friends Debbie & Susan). The teacher was local author Annette Lyon, and she was fabulous. I learned a ton & because of one of her exercises I was able to get some inspiration for a new story. Love it.

At the end of the course they have a big "showcase" where all the teachers pick people to give a little presentation. There are all sorts of great classes: couples ballroom dancing, song writing, a bluegrass band. All of them sound like a lot of fun.


Susan & I were both asked to read a homework assignment we wrote. It was a compliment that my writing stood out enough that I was asked to read it, but I am NOT a public speaker. It was nerve wracking, but a great experience. Thanks to Scott for pretty much making me do it (And, yeah, I don't know what's up with my face in this pic)

Afterward, Scott took me out to Mexican to celebrate. It was nice to have a confirmation that someone other than Scott likes my writing. He's a good critique-r & is honest with his advice/opinion, but we're married & he's pretty much required to tell me I'm brilliant.

12 comments:

Emma-Jayne said...

Well done on getting your work picked. It always rocks when someone likes your writing.
Glad you got an idea for a new story too. I have major writers block just now so am away to try a few things myself for some inspiration.

Amber Lynae said...

That is awesome. I would love to be taking that creative writing class with you.

Susan said...

You rocked the House last night!

cat said...

Congratulations! That is the best feeling. :)

Debbie / Cranberry Fries said...

I'm still so sad I couldn't be there to cheer for you gals. Way to go on your writing and reading in public!

Smithy said...

i think you should post your writing on your blog!!

Stephanie said...

BRAVE!! I had to do that in a class of 20 people, which was bad enough. Can't imagine reading to a crowd. Good job! PS--I LOVE that you're so dedicated to your writing. I wish I could catch the fire again. I want to be like you when I grow up!

Kristal said...

Sweet! and I liked your writing... the paragraph that you let me read!

Kristal said...

oh, and I'll just add to what has been said in you putting up writing on your blog, and I'll tell you just like I tell my students:

don't be SHY!

Cindy said...

Wow! That's AWESOME! How fun to go and celebrate! You deserve it!

Jessica G. said...

You did a great job! I already miss that class. (And I refuse to let my husband read my writing...)

Esther Noelle said...

Seriously so proud of you lady! :) Yes, post your paragraph! :) We're all your fans already.