School is back! Oh, yeah! I thought you said that you wouldn't post about school until after having several classes. Classman says a lot of things!
Thursday I had Digital Prepress. It's one of the classes I took last semester, so I pretty much knew what to expect. The teacher wasn't there, so I guess I was wrong. I plan to ask him if he'll accept assignments I did last semester, if so, this shouldn't be too hard. Though it shouldn't be as hard as last semester anyway.
Today (Friday) I had Creative Writing. After reading horror stories and hate mail re: the teacher, I was quite surprised how fun and smart she seems. It's possible it could just be an act, but I like her and the course overview enough to give it a try. I already have 2 writing assignments and I'm looking forward to both.
I'm starting to feel like I'm going to be in school forever, as I've been in and out of formal education for about 24 years now. Fortunately, that 24 years started in preschool, not college for 24 years, as I would owe more money and know a lot less than I do.
For our first in-class assignment, she had us write a paragraph starting one of these sentences (we had to choose which one):
The kind of literature I would be is a ______________. (If I wrote this, I would have said an unfinished novel).
To me, the greatest literary work ever is ______________. (If I wrote this, I would have said Oscar Wilde.)
A creative writer's job is all about ______________. (If I wrote a this a one, I would have said concision.)
Creative writing is a lot like ______________. (If I wrote this, I would have said marriage.)
Which one did I actually write about? What do you think? The last one. I don't have the paper with me because I turned it in (one of the problems with assignments, the teacher has to read them). Here's the gist of how I compared the two. Like a marriage, creative writing is a lot of work, but can be very fulfilling. It can be fun or dreadful at times. Like marriage, creative writing is often best when you're doing it with someone else, (get your mind out of there) and your stories can be compared to your children. (You writers out there know what I'm talking about). You love them, you're proud of them, and there are times you can't believe you made something so beautiful.
If you had to, which one would you write about? Or answer all of them, I want to know! No, really, I do. Stop looking at me like that and just reply! Come on, do it! Don't ask why.