Saturday, January 1, 2011

Free Writing Course

What I'm Writing: I'm betwixt and between
What I'm Reading: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo - Stieg Larsson
What I'm Knitting: A sweater for me with this funky retro geometric design

Happy New Year!

I've signed up for a free writing course that starts January 5th. It's called F2K Social (because, like Nanowrimo in a way, it also attempts to get the writers socializing at some level - writing is a lonely endeavor, so it's never a bad thing to connect to other writers). The class starts January 5th, so there's still time to sign up.

A little info from the website:

What is F2K?

F2K: Fiction Writing for the New Millennium

F2K is a free online creative writing course sponsored by Writers' Village University and staffed by volunteer Mentors.

The course includes seven one-week fiction writing lessons and is designed for beginning writers; however, intermediate and advanced writers are encouraged to take the course as a refresher or to socialize with and encourage beginning writers. Thousands of writers have discovered that F2K  is a great way to break writers block.

I've been considering joining Writer's Village University with a one-year subscription, but I thought I'd get my feet wet first with the free course.

In other writing news - I've kind of slacked off on my editing of Gods Willing. It wasn't holding my attention and if it's not holding mine, it's not going to hold anyone else's. I do believe I'll start the editing on In the Shadow of Olympus and then come back to Gods Willing with a fresh perspective later on. I think it's a good story, but I just haven't found that spark it needs yet.

I'm also looking at a few short story contests to enter. I really do need to spread my wings more if I want to tackle the literary world.

In the mean time, I'm wishing you all the best in your 2011!


  1. Thanks for the info, Amy. I'll check it out. I'm doing a daily writing blog, just 15 short minutes in the morning, to blog about whatever comes to my mind at that time. It's helping to "unleash" some ideas for stories and articles. Here's the link of you're interested:
    Happy New Year and I look forward to sharing much writing success with you in 2011! Jackie

  2. Jackie,
    I'll check it out. Thanks for the link!