What I’ve learned so far

This week I am taking an on-line class with Tina Gerow “Writing Love Scenes”. I find that taking these on-line classes accomplish several tasks at once. First I’m developing writing skills I need to make my writing better. Second I’m developing contacts with other writers to (a) share writing experiences, (b) learn from their writing journeys, (c) making connections with people that might help my career. The writing community, especially the romance community is a very helpful and considerate group of writers. No matter if they have been writing for years or just started I have found that other writers are a font of knowledge. Sometimes what you learn is what not to do but no matter, it is great to be able to share experiences with people who are interested in the same thing I am. I love to talk writing and now that I am starting the querying process, it is nice to have people who share my misery or can offer advice.
So when you wonder whether to take an on-line class or not, ask yourself, what can I get out of it beside the chance to learn something new.

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