For the last six weeks, I’ve been escaping from the teatime/bedtime routine and driving myself into Edinburgh.
I’ve been learning how to build a character, a setting, dialogue, and how to put these elements together into a short story, all under the magnificent captaincy of Dr Claire Askew.
But by far the best part has been meeting the rest of the group. My WLAG colleagues. Writing with them, sharing with them. We have already started championing each other’s work and projects – a meet up is planned at my next spoken word gig! I can’t wait to see what each of them go on to do next. I’m looking forward to saying ‘yes, we did Write Like a Grrrl together.’
Writers work alone. But we need that community, too. That encouragement. The busy silence of a roomful of writers, writing.