My New Year’s resolution for 2014 has been to write more. For me writing is a spiritual discipline, one that I don’t practice often enough. It can be hard to acknowledge that I have things to say, and I can feel stuck in wanting to write perfectly or thinking about what my readers will think about me. At the end of January I had written about 6 pages.
About 6 weeks into the new year I was on Twitter and came across Story 101, a 10-week online writing class. I looked at the syllabus and - you know that intuition feeling? I had to sign up. Just look at those books. I wasn’t writing much on my own, and I knew I needed some encouragement.
And I found it through this class.
I found: a writing community.
A writing partner.
A place to ask questions
Tips and exercises on finding my voice
Conversations on art and faith.
If you’re interested, this is the last chance to take this class before it’s repackaged as a do-it-yourself e-course. I would take it again, but I”m taking Story 201, one of the follow-up options, starting next month. You don't need to know what you want to write, or have any previous writing experience, or even consider yourself a writer - all levels are welcome.
The class is filled with beautiful women who are supportive, encouraging, loving and faithful in a way I never expected to find - much less through Twitter. It's $127, and the course runs online from September 8th-November 21st.
Much more than before, I'm identifying with the second part of Dorothy Parker's quote: "I hate writing, I love having written." And I've now written more than 100 pages.