Thursday, 24 November 2011
Things have been quiet
Sorry. Not much has been happening on here of late. I promised a follow up QR code blog (which is in the pipeline) but as it's been over a month in coming I felt I should put a stop-gap in place until its appearance.
Things have been a bit slow of late because I've been concentrating on a different kind of writing; the utterly engulfing world of creative writing. I started a course at the end of September at the Uni of Edinburgh in an effort to get my ample arse in gear, and have been furiously scribbling down snippets of stories, poems and I-have-no-idea-what-you-are things in an attempt to learn how to write creatively.
Let me just point out right now that creative writing is NOT THE SAME as copywriting. Oh no. It's a different beast entirely. I'm still trying to figure it out after three months and I'm still nowhere near sorted. In fact, I don't think I'm even off the starting block.
Also, my stuff is absolutely crap. But that's fine. You need to start in a world of crapness to get good. Otherwise how will you ever learn? Right?
I had a chat with a well-established screen writer a few weeks ago and told him about my attempts at becoming something other than a copy monkey. However, I have not idea yet what it is that I am aiming for.
He told me that it took him four years to learn his craft, and another three to figure out where he was going with it.
So a three month flounder doesn't seem so bad after all. If you've got any writers' tips for me, please do share. I need all the help I can get!
Posted by Claire C at 18:35