Thursday, June 20, 2013

Continuing...

Its been about a month since my last post. Wow, how time flies. Guess this one is going to travel a more personal note than a "writing" note.

The Oklahoma City area received four very destructive tornadoes. All is fine with my area. As I travel through the path of the storms, I am overwhelmed at the devastation they caused. I am recovering from surgery. All is fine. I took two classes to advance my aviation career this month. And that brings me to this.

How many writers take continuing education classes on writing? I have to be honest, I don't. But I am not sure why I don't expect for: time, money, etc. But if I will make time to take classes that further my aviation career wouldn't it stand to reason to take classes that make you a better writer? Oh yes...I think I will be looking into college creative writing classes or maybe back to the basics with editing... lol. The good news is, these classes can be done either online or at a college campus.

In the meantime, how do you get readers feedback on the writing that you do? Do you have a critique group to help you along with the edits, or the story line? I have joined a critique group that does very well in this area. It is helping me generate a more believable and authentic story for the readers although responses are sometimes slow.

What do you think? Are continuing classes for writers helpful?