Just over a week ago on a cold and snowy day I took my first lifewriting class. Nerve wracking, yes, but exciting at the same time with a great bunch of students making up the class. It was good to be back at Bath Spa, my old university where I studied for a MA in Creative Writing a few years ago, and I particularly enjoyed being in that university environment again. Bath Spa is a familiar and inspiring place and, as I said in my last post, being offered a part-time lecturer position there within the undergraduate Creative Writing department is a fantastic opportunity.
Last Tuesday’s lifewriting class got me thinking about sharing my experience and knowledge of writing in a more structured way on this blog. So, I’ve decided to do a regular Writing Workshop post every other Wednesday, starting on the 6th February and taking inspiration from my next lifewriting class where we’ll be discussing interview preparation.
Another feature I’m thinking of doing on a monthly basis is 5 Minutes With… where I’ll showcase writers, actors, illustrators – basically anyone creative that I follow or am interested in. I plan to structure the post as a short interview, where readers of this blog can grab a coffee, put their feet up for 5 minutes and be inspired by all those indie authors, freelance writers, jobbing actors and talented illustrators out there.
What inspires you to write?