In the Midst of Living

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  1. I say "go for it!" Some of my most absolute favorite pieces I've ever written were my short stories from my fiction class in grad school. You'll learn a bunch, I'm sure!

  2. Word Nerd – No problem! You were one of the first blogs I watched regularly, and I’m still here 2+ years later.

    Zoe – Nice! I’m trying to finish the second draft this month. Turns out I did get into that advanced fiction course, but the professor wants me to write literary short stories rather than historical romance, to see if I can’t broaden my writing portfolio.

  3. Word Nerd – No problem! You were one of the first blogs I watched regularly, and I’m still here 2+ years later.

    Zoe – Nice! I’m trying to finish the second draft this month. Turns out I did get into that advanced fiction course, but the professor wants me to write literary short stories rather than historical romance, to see if I can’t broaden my writing portfolio.

  4. hehehe see? already they are trying to lure you to the dark side.

    Resist!

    Are you sure he isn’t just a literary snob … trying to get you to write something more “respectable?” hehe

  5. I say “go for it!” Some of my most absolute favorite pieces I’ve ever written were my short stories from my fiction class in grad school. You’ll learn a bunch, I’m sure!

  6. Zoe – I met with the professor in person because I was afraid of exactly that. Turns out that his reason is very valid: because he isn’t well read in the genre, he has no idea how to help me improve, i.e. he doesn’t know the cliches and familiar ideas. Same goes for science fiction, etc.

    I took a poetry workshop class for the same reasons I’m taking this class… I want to see how it will change/improve my writing. The poetry class was paramount to helping me be the writer I am today, so I look forward to seeing how this class will influence me.

    Word Nerd – I’m definitely going for it. I miss writing short stories; I used to write them in high school and have since felt like I lost the talent. The professor saw something he liked in my novel excerpt, however, because he actually held the last spot in the class for me. So I’m excited and terrified at the same time.

  7. hehehe see? already they are trying to lure you to the dark side.

    Resist!

    Are you sure he isn't just a literary snob … trying to get you to write something more "respectable?" hehe

  8. Zoe – I met with the professor in person because I was afraid of exactly that. Turns out that his reason is very valid: because he isn't well read in the genre, he has no idea how to help me improve, i.e. he doesn't know the cliches and familiar ideas. Same goes for science fiction, etc.

    I took a poetry workshop class for the same reasons I'm taking this class… I want to see how it will change/improve my writing. The poetry class was paramount to helping me be the writer I am today, so I look forward to seeing how this class will influence me.

    Word Nerd – I'm definitely going for it. I miss writing short stories; I used to write them in high school and have since felt like I lost the talent. The professor saw something he liked in my novel excerpt, however, because he actually held the last spot in the class for me. So I'm excited and terrified at the same time.

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