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05 March 2004 @ 07:03 pm
the written word  
all my stuff for my writing course with The Writing School arrived today!!!
in a huge box, packed full of books on writing (guides, how-to's, editing tips, even a thesauras, which had been on my shopping list for a number of weeks now), writing school guides (for writing to sell your work, writing novels, writing children's books etc), manuals on things like research, the law & your rights, getting published... a folder containing my first 2 assignments, introductions to the school and the course, envelopes & school records to send back with my completed assignments as i do them... and so on. oh, it was better than christmas, i couldn't stop smiling as i leafed through everything, read through parts of my books, looked over the assignments & the course introduction. this course just looks oh so perfect, i completely made the right decision in choosing this one to do. i am so happy knowing that i have this wonderful writing course to do, that there is something i enjoy that i can focus on, even when i'm not enjoying my job so much. the focus with this course is on being published, being paid for the writing you do. there is so much potential here, and i can not wait to embrace it all.
lilacdeaddolllilacdeaddoll on March 5th, 2004 09:02 am (UTC)
sounds pretty interesting indeed!!i did not know u wanted to be a writer Jade!!!?? did not know u liked writing !!!that s great!!!
take care and have a nice day, EleneH***
firelite on March 5th, 2004 09:07 am (UTC)
That's great! Writing is truly a great thing to do. :)
Foul mouthed and fragiletheresnorain on March 5th, 2004 10:38 am (UTC)
Wow, that sounds great
it is a distance learning type of thing?
Was it very costly to do?
    scarlet's walkkisstheviolets on March 5th, 2004 11:13 am (UTC)
yes, it's a correspondence course.
all up it's $ 980 AUD to do (about 400 pounds). BUT if you don't make that back from selling your writing during the course, then they'll refund those tuition fees.
so i figure it's kinda a no-lose, really, and everything to gain :)
remember to breatheturtles_path on March 5th, 2004 02:50 pm (UTC)
how wonderful for you, jade! :) from the little i've read on lj, i am impressed by your ability to so eloquently express your thoughts and emotions. it sounds like this course is right up your alley! i'm so glad to have found you on the letter chain - i'm really looking forward to our correspondence!:D

ps: thanks for the hug, i needed it. <3
    scarlet's walkkisstheviolets on March 6th, 2004 08:37 am (UTC)
aww! that made my day, thankyou you sweetheart! xxx
blind for the lust; deaf for the feeling.asofterversion on March 5th, 2004 05:30 pm (UTC)
I bet it was :D.
tip me over and pour me outambrosiangel on March 5th, 2004 06:55 pm (UTC)
Wow...that is *so* absolutely wonderful, dear! & I think it will be so awesome for you to have that to concentrate on :)

(I'm starting to craft more again and I'm trying to learn to knit...It's so nice to have goals outside of yr everyday world)

Will you share some of your pieces with us when they're done???

Publishing~! I can't believe how good it sounds, chica! Good luck and *have fun*!

    scarlet's walkkisstheviolets on March 6th, 2004 08:36 am (UTC)
eep -- i'll try to! i get scared of that lol, but if i have any luck with publishing, then for sure :)
psst: you should check out this blog -- it's a Crafty Blog, and a number of LJ people are there, including a lot of knitters. so you may find some inspiration there, my dear! <3
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    scarlet's walkkisstheviolets on March 6th, 2004 08:34 am (UTC)
what are your papers about?
le sigh, i wish i could help you with yours!!
cyanide_nectar on March 6th, 2004 03:35 am (UTC)
that sounds so lovely. it reminds me of when i had homeschooling and i would have to mail my teacher me homework and all. i finished your letter today! i think you should receive it soon :)
    scarlet's walkkisstheviolets on March 6th, 2004 08:32 am (UTC)
*is excited*
i can't wait!! thankyou! <3
wlcm2thbirdprty on March 22nd, 2004 10:44 am (UTC)
* peeks out from the clouds *
I was wondering about those writing courses. Do you really learn more from that than from just reading books?
* leaves in a whirl of sparkles *