It’s October 1st and the beginning of the Open University A215 Creative Writing Course. I’m excited and nervous at the same time. Excited because I can now stop panicking, it’s too late for panicking. Nervous because I have met a few of my fellow students via Facebook and they are already proving what a talented bunch they are. I don’t think my writing comes any where near some of the stuff these students already produce, but I’m staying with it and hope that I can pick up a few tips from them along the way.
I’ve been to the tutor group forum, which opened this morning too, to say hello and met two or three students that I’ll be sharing my tutor with. They don’t sound in the least bit nervous, so I guess it’s just me. What makes me more nervous is that my tutor is an alien from the Alpha Centauri Solar System – don’t ask!! – and being taught by an alien is just a tiny bit scary. I’m not sure why he has a human name but I guess he will tell us in due course. Click here for proof the he really is an alien.
I have already started on the Big Red Book – Creative Writing A Workbook With Readings – and have done the first two chapters. Next, chapter three, is Writing What you Know. It looks interesting but I can’t help thinking that I don’t know much to write about. I’m hoping that the chapter will show me how to pull some memories from the deep dark recesses of my mind, or at least, teach me self hypnosis.
I’ll let you know how the course goes, and as always you can follow my progress if you want to. For now I’m off to try to get to grips with the BRB.(Big Red Book).