Wednesday, September 18, 2013
I play role playing games. Sometimes I even run a Dungeons and Dragons game. I find it helps me think creatively and work on character interactions. So when I'm writing a story I may put my friends in the position I have a character in to see if they react the same or differently. While my friends wont have the same motives it helps me see a different perspective for my fictional characters. At times it is weird because I can throw together a few hundred words on the fly for something random but will struggle when I try writing with a goal. So much of my writings are pieces put together with a little bit of glue and prayer rather than something I wrote as a single stream. Perhaps that is how most writers work but I always envisioned it as being set upon by a muse and after a few hours you have 20 pages or so written. Will classes help me in this? Yes it would however currently I'm taking just the English 121 class and then 122 it will probably be a year or so before I can do creative writing or have time for it since they do not offer it online.