I’ve stated multiple times on this blog that I often feel as though literature is too smart for me. Things that others just get seem to go over my head. I’ve struggled with this for a really long time – there’s nothing worse than knowing that an author is trying to tell me something and I am too dense to break through it! This week’s Books on the Nightstand Podcast left me with a light bulb moment: Ann stated that she felt she became a better reader by taking writing classes.
If I would have actually taken creative writing classes in school, it seems as though I would have learned so much more about sentence structure, plot progression, character creation… all of which would help me understand a writer’s intention.
I turned to Professor Google. Where would I be able to get the education that I missed for free or for only the cost of a few books? In my initial search, I stumbled across 10 Universities Offering Free Writing Courses Online. Isn’t OpenCourseWare wonderful? I will probably survey these selections and see where I can just dive in!
Do any of you have any advice for me? Books to look into? Blogs to follow? Social media accounts to stalk? I’d love to be showered with ideas and resources!!