Of Dead Poets and Dangerous Minds

I’m a teacher!

Okay, that’s a lie, but I have taught a creative writing workshop four times over at the wonderful and very literary Shoreham Academy.

I was very impressed with the students, and will go into detail about my experiences, but first an article to explain what I actually taught there. Either later this week or early next week I’ll go into the details of what actually happened, how different it went from my original plan and how awesome both I, the teachers, and (mainly) the students, were.

On a side note, it was on this very day in 1987 that I started writing. Lightning struck, and I’ve not been able to stop since. It feels apt that on this anniversary I’m fighting the last 167 pages of editing the novel which features very different versions of my first ever characters. One day I want to write a biographical piece about how I, and they, grew up together. That’s for another day, though, once I’ve edited the novel itself and can afford such vanity.

 

Until then, here’s the adventures of Charlie the Teacher: Part One!

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