I sighed up for a new writing class that started on January 20th. It’s Writeriffic: Creativity Training for Writers with Eva Shaw. I’m already feeling better about writing and creativity. The message boards are full of people like me and just like with BWW I feel like I’ve found my own kind again. Whadda ya know, I’m not an outcast because I have serious doubts about my writing. Everyone goes through this.
Per class instructions, today I’ll start my writer’s journal and I’ll spend a couple of hours a week reading a book on the craft of writing.
I’ll also start spending an hour a week doing something creative that’s not related to writing. Do you think coloring with my son applies to this assignment? I could draw or paint but I suck at it. I thought about making collages or something like that. Jennifer Crusie does a collage for each book, they’re huge sometimes going from floor to ceiling. I could do that when ever I have an idea for a short story to jump-start the idea. I would love to knit or do needlework but I think the repetitive motion could re-injure my hands and hinder my ability to type.
What do you think? Do you have any suggestions on other creative projects?