New Season, New School Year, New Writerly Beginnings by Grace

The season of summer has come and gone, and now we have been ushered back into the atmosphere of school, work, and most of all: new beginnings. I read somewhere that fall is the season of change. Leaves are changing color, the temperature is dropping (unless you live near me, in which it’s remaining at 85 degrees), and the outdoors may start to look crisper. We start school in a new grade, we may have found work in a new job, others have begun a new life at college. No matter what is happening, things are beginning and changing for some of us.

It’s also the beginning of a new Creative Writing club year! New members, new topics to cover, new material to learn to better develop our writing skills. For those of you who are new, I highly encourage you to take what you learn from the club and try to apply it to your writing. Use this new school year to create new writing habits that will allow you to go further in your writing. Find inspiration in new places, read books by authors you don’t know, find new styles you might like to incorporate in your own writing style. Set new goals, start new writing projects, and participate in more writing events (like NaNoWriMo in November and NaPoWriMo in April).Take this new school year and new club year as an opportunity to make changes in your writing.

Remember: nobody is a perfect writer. As Ernest Hemingway once said, “We are all apprentices in a craft where no one ever becomes a master.” There are always new things to learn, different aspects of you writing that can be worked on, etc. You won’t even have to look very far when it comes to finding new ideas and styles: your fellow club members have their own knowledge to bring to the meetings and the blog, and so do you! I can’t wait to start this new club year with you, and I’m ecstatic to learn new things not just from the topics we cover, but from the writing you share.

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Posted on October 12, 2016, in Editorial Board Essay. Bookmark the permalink. Comments Off on New Season, New School Year, New Writerly Beginnings by Grace.

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