September 9th, 2004

cap, captain miss america

Class #1

So I went to my first novel writing class. Trying to decide whether to stay in it.

Here's the scoop:

Really cool instructor.
Maaya from down the hall is in it.
Really diverse, talkative group of people.
Interesting readings for class.

It's a workshop (this means I have to give people my work! I do not trust people!)
One psycho fangirl who is writing a book that is "My own interpretation of Christian Mythology"
Mostly people over 40

The instructor said that she would be happy to work with me individually instead of doing the workshop thing, so that would be cool.

She also offered to check out the undergrad writing courses to see if there's something similar being offered that's younger people.

We got the workshop readings for next week, and it looks, well, the one story I already started reading is crap.

I think I'm going to email the professor at Harvard and find out more about that class, Laurie is going to find out about the undergrad offerings for me. I am just not sure if it's worth my while to sit in a workshop course when I don't want anyone to read my stuff, and I'm wondering if there's something more appropriate for me to take, since what I really need is to learn the publishing stuff and theprocess stuff (which Laurie said is definitely part of the class)

Anyone have any advice?
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