'A GOOD WRITER DISPLAYS GENEROSITY'
Saturday saw the first session of the new Saturday morning creative writing course at the Exeter Community Centre.
Thanks to James and Beth for attending and making it an enjoyable and engaging session.
We began by examining some aspects of the physiology of a good writer. We asked the question: What makes a good writer tick?
The most interesting point raised was the idea that a writer has to be generous. We explored how generosity can be applied to the writing process and came up with the idea that if you think of the term generosity and apply to other contexts: your everyday experiences, what are the physical attributes you associate with being generous?
We concluded that generosity serves a writer well because a generous writer puts the reader before themselves. And this is in essence what writing is… there are examples of writers who ignore, or even dislike their readers, They probably would never admit to those feelings, but their work reflects that negative attitude.
Jean Paul Satre said tha a writer must give "care and effort" because the reader needs to give "time and effort" - so I guess this fits nicely with the idea that a good writer is a generous one.
Phase 1 of the Creative Writing Course for Aspiring Writers will begin again the Saturday at the Exeter Community Centre on St. David's Hill in central Exeter.
It's an inspiring venue and we start @ 09.00. The cost is £65 for 5 x 2hr sessions. The course will run for 5 weeks.
If you cannot make all 5, not to worry - use the pay-as-you-go option and only pay for the sessions you attend.
Each session costs £15.
A big thank you to Jane, Rachael and Phil for their engagement during phase 2 of the creative writing course.
Due to class size being quite small, we used the Boston Tea Party at Exeter as a venue and they looked after us really well.
Conceptual structure is one of those topics that intrigues me as a writer.
For a kick off, defining what it is was a problem for me… I think for me, it refers to the way an idea is developed over a paragraph, episode, chapter of your writing.
The writers at Exeter on Monday thought that it was best summed up as the process by which we design a structure through our language use and grammatical decisions to best enhance the impact of our ideas.What does this mean at Word, Sentence and Whole Text level?
Writer and creative writing course teacher, Benedict Brooks invites you to share in his story and progress to becoming a successful author.