Thursday, January 12, 2017

Winter's Writing

I’ve got a goal for my winter’s writing.  I will study.  My textbooks include a group of Alice Munro books, and a book that introduces me to reading literature like a professor.  Those will do for now.  I have others. 

I like having structure and purpose and things that I want to learn.  Funnily enough, I am not fond of formal classrooms or any set of directions or instructions given by another.  My mind seems to resist that imposition.  So I build my own lessons, assign my own homework and assess my own successes.

Mostly I ask for momentum; it is enough to be working (playing) with words.  I’m a pretty good student and a pretty good teacher.  I change things up.  I don’t give up.  And I certainly don’t get bored.