Everyone else has been formulating ideas and posts about what they intend to work into possible goals for the writing class.
I’m having a little trouble formulating mine. Even with my backwards thinking to think forward post. It gives me some possible direction about where I go from here. Reading it again, it almost seems obvious.
I have vague areas of investigation, but nothing that I can yet pound out into goals. Yet. That could change later in the week.
I know I want to write more regularly, thats a possible goal. I think that the classes will kick me into a habit of some sort. The rest is really up to me on that one.
I know I want to explore female characters. Of everything I’ve written, I’d say an easy 98% of my characters are guys. That’s probably not overly surprising. I’m a guy. And given my dealing with matters of sexuality, its not too surprising that a lot of the characters I write about are guys in that respect to.
I’m sure I can write girls, but it’s not an area I’m comfortable with, and one that I haven’t really explored all that deeply. I’m certainly passionate about gender representation in books. It’s something that I certainly might want to give some time in the next 14 weeks.
I want to work on description. Dialogue I’m fine with. Talking moves stories quickly, I’m scared of drag in stories, I’m scared of large chunks of description so tend to get a bit skint on that sort of thing. Ironically enough, one of the last things I wrote was a chapter of something with almost no dialogue. I think it worked. I want to explore description more.
Working on cliffhangers? Not sure about that one. None of these are really goals yet. Still. Early days.