The end of my speculative fiction class was today. Sigh. I had a lot of fun. I’ve never done an online class that was interactive before. And by interactive I mean video chat. Just in case that wasn’t clear. Meh. Sometimes I feel old.
The class was great. I didn’t really finish anything epic BUT I was able to have people read my work, listen to feedback and not panic. My background is in writing plays so I am used to TONS of critiques, notes, comments, suggestions and the expectation that all of the changes will be made in a 48 hour (generous btw) timeframe cuz the show. I’ve had time to digest things and it’s been nice. I’ve signed up for another Stanford course: Establishing A Creative Writing Practice, and if nothing sucks too hard, I’ll share samples or short pieces here.