I am slowly adding to the Writing Page. Links to sites and organizations I have found to be helpful will be provided. Out of respect, I added San Diego Writer’s Ink first. I can honestly say that this marvelous group of people have given me far more than I can ever repay. Over a twelve month period I completed the Advanced Novel Writing Certificate.
Walking into the room the first day, I was terrified. Afraid that I wasn’t smart enough, or good enough to even think about writing. With guidance, and support, I took the first tentative steps toward my new love: writing. My teacher, the amazing T. Greenwood (check out her novels), helped us to discover the inner workings of a novel, giving us tools to help sort through the many decisions a writer must make. Plot, character, conflict … inciting incident, doorways of no return. So many components.
The best, and most difficult, component was sharing my writing with others. Until I took my first class, the only other people who read my writing were my college professors and high school teachers; I had successfully kept my love of writing a secret from everyone around me. So, you can imagine my terror at actually letting someone else read and critique my writing. Would they discover me for the fraud I believed I was? Instead, my work was met with kind comments bringing out the best parts of the piece and suggestions for improvement. Not scary after all.
The long and short … I have completed my second full length novel. The goal this year is to get this second novel published. (I am hard at work on revisions as we speak, and I will most likely be sharing this journey.)
Visit San Diego Writer’s Ink, take a class, attend a read and critique group,