1) Find ways to treat yourself like a writer. (build confidence and craft)
2) Find situations where others will treat you like a writer. (build connections and community)
And for Today's Treat we are going to deal with something that meets both of these needs within myself...Writing Class!
I have been enrolled in a Writing Class since last Fall and I have to say, it has become such a wonderful part of who I am as a writer. I truly feel that the writing class I am taking at Gotham Writer's Workshop in NYC fulfills the 4c's for me fairly well (confidence, craft, connections and community).
I highly recommend joining a writing class. If you cannot find one in your own area, you can enroll in an online class like those taught at Gotham Writers Workshop (www.writingclasses.com).
Also, seek out classes that allow you the opportunity to receive individual critiques on your own work in addition to lessons about the craft.
If cost is a problem, calculate how much a class is per session. For example, a $400 semester for 10 weeks of classes comes out to $40/week. What can you trim from your weekly spending to make this happen? Eating lunch out everyday? Try packing instead. Morning Coffee? Brew at home. The savings will add up...and with a writing class in your routine, your confidence, craft, community and connections will be on the rise! :)
Who has a writing class Success Story to share?