Creating a Meaningful Life: Creative Writing Classes

CreatingAMeaningfulLife Thank you for letting me share my creative writing journey with you. The class ended at the beginning of March and I loved being able to extend the high for a few weeks by sharing what I did. The class was the best way for me to jump start writing every day. Having an assignment and deadline lit a fire under me. Having a space that felt safe and welcoming to share my work in was the biggest perk for me. I am planning on taking another course, but not sure which direction I want to go. Until then I will start start sharing another journey I am on next week: studying to get my CA real estate license! Stay tuned!

  

Creating a Meaningful Life: Creative Writing Classes

CreatingAMeaningfulLifeIn-Class Assignment #1 Along with the homework we did each week, we had various in-class exercises to hone our skills. Most of them involved writing from a prompt for five to ten minutes and then sharing what we had come up with.  One of the first prompts we were given was, “Everyone at the soiree looked incredibly elegant.”

At half past eight, the guests began to trickle in gathering near a tower of champagne the color of the womens’ cheeks. Dresses swept the floor and hats were tipped in greeting. The women fussed over their husbands, straightening the bows at their necks. The men slid the luscious coats of mink and rabbit off the shoulders of their wives. The ten piece band on the stage was no match for the din of conversation that rose with each new arriving guest.