Sunday, August 3, 2008

Writing Classes

I'm wondering if I should take more writing classes. I haven't taken any in awhile, other than the workshops I attended at the Romantic Times Booklover's Convention in Pittsburgh this past spring. I'm feeling a little rusty. Or uninspired maybe.

I took Barbara Samuel's workshop on voice last year when she was kind enough to come to our local RWA mini conference my chapter holds every year. Before that, I took an online class on promotion, I forget the instructor's name. (I'm terrible with names.) Writer's Digest offers great basic and advance novel writing workshops. I took both about ten years ago.
I have shelves of books on writing, everything from writing magazine articles to writing romance. Too many books and not enough time to read them. My RWA chapter offers a one hour workshop on a writing topic every monthly meeting. And I'm strongly considering joining RWA Online for the opportunity to take their online workshops.
So I guess all this rambling has some sort of point. Point is, I'm always learning. As a writer, I guess I always will be.
Writers or readers out there: Have you taken any good classes lately?
Thanks for reading.
~ Nancy


Ellen Ashe/Jade Jurgensen said...

I am a bit wary about writing classes and/or how-to books. Not that I haven't indulged in both, but to a certain extent they didn't really help (me). Why? When I did write I was so paranoid I wasn't following the 'rules' that I got frustrated easily.
Now I let the voices do their own thing.

Nancy Henderson said...

Good point. That's how I usually behave on tests, getting so nervous that I do lousy. LOL!