How to start trading Binary options in Pakistan?My very first writing teacher is pictured here. Her name is Jorie Miller, and the class she taught, and I took, over a decade ago (!?!) was called “Writing for the Absolute Beginner.” I wanted to take a minute to tell everyone that Jorie is offering this class again this fall, at the Loft in downtown Minneapolis. It’s a Tuesday morning class, 10am to noon, for 12 weeks (from 9/18/18 to 12/11/18). You’ll spend time on fiction, poetry and memoir. You’ll write, you’ll read, you’ll share (the latter, only if you want to), you’ll open your brain to a million possibilities. You can get more information about the class, and Jorie, and the Loft at https://www.loft.org/shop/product_detail/2/classes/1526/writing_for_absolute_beginners/.
I could include her bio here (it is extensive and impressive) but it wouldn’t tell you what you really need to know: that in fact, even if you’ve done some writing, in many ways you ARE an absolute beginner (I certainly was); that even if you know you’re not a poet or a memoirist or a story-writer you’ll marvel at what you can create when Jorie has a hand in it; that if you think you might like to write but can’t quite seem to make that leap, please, please, listen to me: This is the place, the time, and the teacher with whom to make it.
While it may seem like 12 weeks is a long commitment, in my experience it’s just about the perfect amount of time to form bonds of trust with teacher and classmates and to establish a writing habit for yourself. You may have a few conflicts (I missed a few classes) but the overall experience was irreplaceable. I can tell you, very honestly, that I don’t think more than a week has gone by in my life, since Jorie’s class 13 years ago this fall, that I haven’t written. Something. Fiction, mostly, with a score of literary journal publications, but also print and online magazine articles and editing and blogging. I’ve gotten a few grants. I’ve won a few contests. I’m still working, hard, toward a book of my own.
13 years ago, what I needed was space and time to explore nothing short of a new identity for myself. I needed a lot of encouragement. I needed a place to write and to read what I wrote, frequently close to tears for the sheer accomplishment of it. I needed to share time with other people whose dreams and desires mirrored my own.
If that’s what you need, Jorie Miller’s got a class for you.