“On a practical level, I learned a number of methods to get the words down on paper; that has been my block until now and the techniques used in the class will help me get past that. On a more personal level I learned that I can do this – I found some moments scary and others enlightening, I found I know more than I realized, and have some opinions I was not aware of. I also learned I can concentrate for four hours when I am really invested! It felt remarkable to write a piece overnight. The inspiration was provided by a tip at the end of the class and it felt as though the piece wrote itself. It came out almost ready, I made almost no changes when typing it later and felt rather proud of it and what it represents – my first piece of personal writing.”

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