Monday, January 21, 2008

First class

I had my first fiction writing class session on Saturday. Except that the instructor still didn't have my name on her roster, after I'd played phone tag and fax tag with the registrar's office last week, this should be fun. There are only 4 of us in the class, a nice variety. Two are undergraduate students, the other student is finishing (or maybe just finished) going back to school for her bachelors. I am looking forward to having other people give me feedback on what I'm writing.

We have writing assignments every week, along with a small amount of reading--mainly short stories I gather. The biggest writing project is supposed to be a 10-15 page work that could be a self-contained piece, or a chapter to somethign larger. I may work on revising my introduction to my novel to use for class--of all of the stuff I've written, that's the one that fits the size limit best, could be used standalone, and would really benefit from some attention and critique. Or, I could choose to write something different.

First, I guess I have some more phone tag.


Amanda said...

I took a short story writing course at Wash U my freshman year. It was definitely interesting and we too had to read a couple of short stories plus write a piece to be critiqued each week. I look forward to hearing more about how your class goes.

Sarahlynn said...

Is your class with Aimee Meepham? (She often teaches the U College Saturday class, and she's an excellent writer and gives good critique as well.)

Kristi said...

Sarahlynn, yes she's the teacher. I enjoyed the first class, so I'm hoping the rest of the session goes as well.