During each class two writers shared a piece of 3,000 word piece of writing. It was submitted to the professor the week prior and then organized with numbered lines and emailed to the entire class. It was our homework to read the highlighted author’s writing.
While reading we were asked to look at different aspects of the piece:
*What we really liked (with specific line numbers)
*What we wanted to know more about
*What we found confusing as a reader
*Areas we would improve
On Tuesday evening we joined for class and shared the items we had noted while reading the piece privately. I volunteered to share the first week so I would have more time to revise before the final debut. I left class that first night inspired, humbled, intrigued and motivated to make the necessary corrections. I tried to implement the strategies suggested by the professor to enhance my writing and make the changes noted by my classmates.
A month later, although not satisfied with my revision (because I didn’t meet one of the professor’s challenges for my revision, and I’m a touch compulsive like this) I scheduled my 1:1 critique with the professor which was included in the cost of the course. My writing buddy from class and I traveled to his home today for a wonderful three hours of critique, encouragement, and motivation. I left full of anticipation for the next revision of this chapter and the thought of sharing my writing with the community.
Along with my classmates we will be sharing our writing with the community in July! Location, date and time to be announced tomorrow…be sure to visit tomorrow’s blog.
And yes I will be reading an excerpt from my book!!!
A special thanks to Bob Comenole and my wonderful classmates…it has been a wonderful experience gathering each week to learn, critique and support each other.
Proverbs 27:17 says “As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another”