Who are the students?
Men and women; the youngest early 20s, the oldest in her 80s. Some write for a living, others have not picked up a pen since high school. Artist, builder, engineer, health worker, home maker, journalist, musician, a published author - the desire to put pen to paper and write can infect anybody. The questions are similar - how do you know if what you write is any good? How do you edit a first draft into a story, a poem, a piece of travel writing or memoir? Writing requires the individual effort to produce a first draft; it needs readers who are willing to share their honest feedback to polish it into its final version.
The courses I facilitate allow students to experience how their writing is perceived by others. It can be a surprising discovery that parts we think don't work are those that appeal most to others.
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