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Hello poor neglected blog. While I’ve been away planning and now writing this novel, I’ve missed you.
So, I’ve decided to try to come by a little more often, albeit for short visits. No long think pieces for now.
As if I’m not busy enough, I’ve also decided to participate in the University of Iowa’s International Writing Program’s MOOC “How WritersWrite Fiction.” I’m posting today because it’s not too late for you to sign up.
MOOC stands Massive Open Online Course. It doesn’t cost anything and there is no obligation to complete assignments. But, I believe there will great rewards for participating in the course. “How Writers Write Fiction is currently in its welcome week. The first official class will be Thursday, October 1, so there is still time to join. Writers, both aspiring and experienced, from all over the world are participating. I audited their poetry course earlier this year and while the video lectures were awesome and the writing assignments looked well thought out, one of the biggest benefits is a chance to meet and interact with writers from all over the world.
I’m looking forward the experience. I think it will be useful for my writing in general, and hopefully, for my current novel in particular.*
If you decide to join in you can do it here. Once you’ve signed on, be sure to find me on the message boards and say hi!
* More about the novel-in-progress next post, which will be soon. I promise!