Back to School

Every fall when school begins again, I get the itch to learn something new. How about you? Does the smell of new pencils inspire you to take a class? I believe in classes. I don’t know of any authors who have become proficient writers without the input of a great teacher.

Look to your local community ed, college, or literary center to see what classes are offered. Talk to the people in your writing group and ask if any of the members would be interested in doing a short presentation about writing.

Visit your local librarian and tell her you would like to attend a writing class. New legislation has created funding for libraries to offer free classes on a variety of subjects. You can mention my name to the librarian as a possible teacher, or I would be happy to recommend some of the great teachers I have met in the last few years through the Loft Literary Center and other venues.

Don’t let the smell of a newly sharpened pencil go to waste. Buy yourself a new notebook and a lunch box with your favorite cartoon character on it and get to work. We are never too old to learn!


  1. Kassie Rubico
    Sep 8, 2011

    Yes, Angela! I’ve always loved the beginning of a new school year. Unfortunately, my motivation used to fade along with the foliage. But not anymore. I love the endless possiblites that come with new beginnings, probably the reason I became a teacher. Thanks for the reminder.

  2. affoster22
    Sep 9, 2011

    You get it! Every year I look at my son going off to school and feel left out.

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