Monday, May 16, 2011


I think every person has that one thing that he or she does really well, like sew or garden or repair cars.  Me?  I'm still trying to figure out what my 'thing' is.  I know what I want it to be, but I'm not so sure my writing is good enough to be considered the best thing I do (in the running for my 'best thing:' making funfetti birthday cakes, writing thank-cards, finding awesome sales at Target, and reading maps).  It doesn't look like applying to MFA fiction programs is possible right now, so the plan is to writewritewrite and then writewritewrite some more and actively try to get my work published. 

It occurred to me lately that I don't have any friends or colleagues who are also writers. I think that being part of a community would be really helpful and encouraging, and maybe that's what I'm missing.  When I see programs like OneStory's summer workshop, I get unbelievably excited at the prospect of one, having great writers work with me on my fiction, and two, surrounding myself with like-minded peers who could teach me so much.  Maybe not this year for me, but perhaps next year, and it makes me feel better to have something so great floating on my horizon. 

Share: Have you attended a great writing workshop?  And what's the 'thing' you do best?

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1 comment:

Kristine Patenaude said...

Your "thing" is making homemade cards, totally. Dont ever let anyone tell you its not your "thing". You will own a stationary store one day as well. <3