I was in the shower the other morning and thought that it was pathetic that I was still half-heartedly trying to be a published writer after thirty years and more, and I'm producing less instead of more these days. This was especially poignant because the anniversary of my old theatre group is coming up, and weren't we all young and going to change the world back twenty-five years ago?
And then I figured, that's the wrong way to look at it. I had a profound experience six years ago that has altered the way I think (literally--I mean, they were stirring a spoon in my brain, and although the metal implement wasn't a spoon, the whole image is pretty accurate). So I figure the right way to look at it is that I've been trying this writing thing for less than six years.
Of course I have stuff to learn!
So I'm here to learn, or re-learn, and if I can help, that's good too.
I would like to try, my only two writing experiences are a short children's story and the story I just did on NaNo. I like the idea of resource material AND chat. For me, the more methods of information delivery, the better
I would love a short story class, but I have written a few, and I have two that I'm sending out for publication. So, if you're not too literal about the "never" part, I'm definitely interested! (especially now that I have internet again).
As far as #3 -- ideally, I like the message board format, with interaction that doesn't force people to all be on at the same time, since my availability schedule is pretty short and weird.
I'm a regular with the May SAD challenge, and have written a lot of shorts in the last year or so. I'm definitely interested in a workshop or chat, especially as I have a few short story goals I want to accomplish in the next year.
I am interested in joining your workshop. I have written a short story, so I can't say that I have NEVER written one. Still, because it is the one and only piece I have in my portfolio, I would love to work on another. I prefer the workshop rather than the chat format. I look forward to updates from this board.