Blogging from A to Z Challenge: W is for… (#AtoZChallenge)

Welcome to my April 2023 Great and Powerful Blogging from A to Z Challenge!

I’ve revealed my theme (My life in first drafts), but this year, instead of pretending there were ever plans, I am unashamedly blogging my theme letters on the fly.  So, here goes nothing!

So, without further ado, W is for Writing.

I have been a writer of sorts for many years. And I’ve had one of those on and off again relationships with writing where I get addicted to writing for awhile, then can’t seem to make the time for it (I am the ultimate procrastinator) and then can’t stop.

As a kid I wrote poetry…as many kids do. I even won a prize once for a poem in grade 8 I think it was. Or nine? I don’t remember. Anyway, I wrote poetry even into university age and had a poem set to music by a composer friend of mine.

Most of my writing in university was for papers, go figure. Although I did collaborate with my father once on a children’s opera – I wrote the libretto and he wrote the music. It’s even been performed!

Fast forward to recent times when I began writing more for work. I have written tutorials (technical document) for students and faculty on how to use the tools we support for years, but more recently I began writing other things. When COVID forced everyone to teach online, I began interviewing faculty and sharing their stories of how they moved their teaching online. And to feel better about what I was doing, I began to take creative writing classes online from the University of Toronto. I had taken the odd online writing course from various writing organizations over the years, but this time I decided to work towards a certificate.

Anyway, I have written 60 or 70 stories for work, and have more ideas for writing projects. I am working on more memoir like pieces and my next writing class is specifically on the memoir. I am looking forward to it. And the next course I take will move me back to my roots as a poet.

My goal has always been to write more on this blog, so stay tuned for me to continue the kinds of stories I’ve been sharing this past month on a more regular basis year-round.

Thanks for visiting my 2023 A to Z Challenge – Letter W.  You can find links to more blogs participating in this challenge at Letter A, A to Z 2023 Challenge Master List (Google Docs).

Guess I’m kind of a rebel too…although I do like using the “official” letters…

Posted on April 27, 2023, in A to Z Challenge, photography, Photos I took, Writing. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. A children’s opera! That’s something! It’s great to see how writing snaked through your life one way or another.

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