It’s good to make contact with you all once more.
I hope you’ve stayed safe and well during the lockdowns and tier restrictions here in Britain and worldwide. It’s been a strange time, hasn’t it?
I’ve heard that many writers have found it quite difficult to keep writing, despite having more time than usual at home. Others have managed to keep going – writing short stories, chapters of a novel, travel articles, entering competitions and NANOWRIMO. And, of course, there have been the ubiquitous Zoom meetings! Some love ‘em, others not.
We’re all different, so please don’t judge yourselves or your writing output against others.
Many of you have told me that you need the motivation of a class, a group, prompts, or a writing buddy to keep going. Perhaps this year we’ll be able to get back to face-to-face meetings at some point. I know I’m looking forward to the lively discussions, lots of laughter and really wonderful homework stories from my writing groups.
So, I thought it a good time to resume my blogs and I hope there’ll be something in the coming months to interest you on this website.
One idea I’d like to try out is to post a “workshop” each month.
This will follow the pattern of some of the classes I run:
- A warm-up exercise
- An article on a writing topic
- An exercise on the topic
- Sometimes a quiz
I’ll try it out for the next three months and I’d love you to let me know what you think.
If you want to send the exercise in to me, for a paragraph of feedback (completely free), then I’d love to hear from you. And if you want it posted on this site, I’d love to do that as well.
Click here for the new Workshop page.
Thank you to Toa Heftiba through Unsplash for the photo