This coming weekend will be a first for me, I will be coaching some ladies on the basics of creative writing.
I have never considered myself a teacher, but I have done a lot of training in my life. Of course it wasn't in writing, but I still know the basics of teaching someone how to do something. Yes, being a teacher in a classroom is a whole other thing, but this won't be in a class setting, it will be at a coffee shop.
I am nervous about it. I hope I am doing the right thing. I really want to help new writers and pay forward what helped me.
Originally when I came up with the idea for our group, HODRW, I didn't think I would be the one actually leading this group. I figured they would want someone with more experience, but I look at it this way, I can learn a few things, too. I know I will never stop learning.
I think it's important to help others, I mean someone helped you, right?! You weren't born knowing whatever it is you do. Someone took the time to teach you, whether it was in school, or in a trade, or even an artistic talent.
I just hope I am helpful and correctly teach the skills of creative writing. I am planning to do some research this week into workshops and see how they set up everything. Plus, I do have the knowledge of how my writing coach taught me and I have been applying some of that when working with my writer friend, Jodi.
So, hopefully this will turn out to be a good thing. If you have any ideas for the structure I should use, please feel free to drop me a line. I am always open to hearing ideas.
Keep your fingers crossed for me and next week I will fill you in on what I've come up with. Have a great week everyone!