Some Of The People You Will Meet At A Creative Writing Workshop

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The quiet ugly guy who will write really good fantasy/sci-fi and really bad chick lit that the women of the class will eat up anyway, saying stuff like “How were you able to tap into the female brain?”

The really blokey guy you would expect to see roughing up some guy in front of a bar rather than in a creative writing workshop who you would also expect to write crime fiction, which he does. You want to tell him that no one writes about heavy smoking and drinking private eyes anymore, but you’re too scared – he might beat you up after class.

The woman in her fifties who writes really bad stories about her experiences as a teenager during the 70’s with plot points thrown in that don’t really work – like the boy she helps with his studies who turns out to be her son she gave…

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