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Monday, October 8, 2007

What Are You Waiting For?

“What exactly is a writing center?”

I get that question a lot when I talk about the happenings at Word’s Worth Writing Center. Usually I give an answer somewhere between, “It’s a place that deals with all things writing,” or “I’m still trying to figure that out.”

Don’t get me wrong, I DO know what a writing center is. At times it’s just hard to explain a vision as big as mine to people.


Honestly, I think you can learn most about what Word’s Worth Writing Center is by the people who have come through its doors during the past year:

·         A 13 year-old novelist who wrote a science fiction novel two summers ago and worked on the sequel to it this past summer.

·         An adult fiction writing class with a talented poet trying fiction for her first time, a woman desiring to write “trashy romance novels,” and an inspired writer who brought new chapters to every class.

·         A sister and brother in a Writer’s Get Up and Go workshop. She bought the class for him as a birthday present.

·         A writer in his 80’s, looking to fulfill his dream of being published.

·         A summer fiction class of five artistic teenagers who admired each other’s writing and worked hard to perfect creative and talented works of fiction.

·         A middle school writer needing help with direction and organization in her writing. She recently brought in her first writing assignment of the school year. She got an A.

·         A busy and dedicated mother trying to find time in her hectic life to be a freelance writer. She is currently still trying to write that first story.

These are just a few of the people I’ve had the pleasure to work with in my first year at Word’s Worth Writing Center. I look forward to another year of more writers.

What are you waiting for?

Posted by: Darren  

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