I just finished up working with the September session of Beginning Writer’s Workshop offered through ed2go.com. What a great group! In September, people joined in from the U.S., Canada, Australia, and Germany. I had students ranging in age from one 11-year-old up to a 96-year-old. The group included stay-at-home mom’s who wanted to balance child care routines with some intellectual growth. Others felt they had hit mid-life without trying out some of their most deeply treasured dreams. Still others were retired and seeking ways to connect and continue to learn. Some had immigrated to English-speaking countries and wanted to work on their language skills by trying some creative writing—both fiction and creative nonfiction.
I have the great pleasure of working with a group of folks who love to read, love to write, and love to learn. Our one-on-one connection feels like the best kind of authorship to me. We write and share work together frequently. They tell me that after six weeks they feel they’ve grown. I know I do, every single month.