Today is the end of another academic year and so it’s a fond farewell to all those who have reached the end of Consolidating Your Skills, the end of the sequence of courses. If you’ve done them all that’s 56 sessions and 19 assignments over two years, i.e. a lot of hard work. Well done – think of all you’ve achieved and don’t let it slide! As i said in class, you learn mostly through experience and thus you never stop learning. Keep going and don’t worry about what anyone else thinks – always write the stories YOU want to write. And drop me a line when you get into print.
It’s also the halfway mark for those who’ve just completed Keep Writing and I’m looking forward to seeing many of you back in the autumn. The advice for you guys is the same – keep writing over the summer and you’ll be in a good position to get the best out of Creative Writing for Writers.
In the meantime, any of you might benefit from listening to this programme about the importance of the notebook, the basis of the whole Keep Writing course. As someone on it says, the notebook is your testing ground where you try out ideas and where things develop. An essential tool.