I’ve taken two writing classes in my life. One was “Creative Writing” and the other was “Writing for Business”. Both of those were oh so long ago.
The class started yesterday with an optional pretest.
Of course, I took the pre-test. I must admit most of the questions were common sense.
There were a few more “technical” questions as they related to what I call the formalities of writing.
There are many writing terms that I am not familiar with. But even with my lack of “formal writing” training, I scored okay on the pre-test.
One of the reasons I impulsively decided to take the course was to learn how a writer writes. What does the process entail? Does a writer’s mind work differently than a non-writer?
I have always been fascinated when I hear authors talk about the characters they have created. They speak about them in a Dr. Frankensteinien way.
Do they have a more heightened imagination than non writers?
When I write, I am basically putting my thoughts into written words.
Pre-test Question No. 1:
So, I have been hesitating to delve into Lesson No. 1. I am afraid. Perhaps I’m afraid that I will find out that I am a better knitter than I am a writer.
|My latest completed project. An afghan with 289 individual granny squares sewn together.|
As an incentive to get through the six weeks and complete the course, I intend to record my progress on my blog.
I wonder if I can get extra credit for that? hehehe