Class was good. We critiqued two stories. Next week, we have to critique three. *geh*
I think if I decide to take another course at the Writer's Center, I will look for one that has a bit more structure to it. I'm not saying this course is bad. I enjoy reading other people's work, but it's not getting me writing as much as I want. I think I need more direction ... at least at first. I have ideas which I think are pretty good story starters, but I don't really know where to go with them. And when I "free write," carrying the characters I've created across the page, they tend towards sappy, melodramatic, cliche moments. Y'know: Boy meets Boy. Boy loses Boy. Boy gets Boy back, kinda things.
Meanwhile, how about some more people take the poll in the previous entry? Hmmm? I'm a little disappointed with the results so far ;-)
Oh, and this is for you, Robert: