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What have you been getting up to lately?

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A few weeks ago, the good folks at the Georgian Court University asked if I would like to teach their creative writing course this semester. I've taught a couple of weekend summer writing workshops there, so I had a good foundation to get me started on the 28 lessons plans I needed to come up with.

I like teaching. It's fun to help other folks learn new skills, and there's nothing like trying to explain the how and why of things to focus your own understanding of a subject. During extra research, I always pick up useful tips and different approaches which I wouldn't otherwise get.

The additional work involved means I won't have so much time for library talks etc., at least not for the first part of the year, but once I have a better idea of just how much outside of class work is involved, I plan to hit the road with my new library/college talk, The Power of Popular Fiction.


All in all, I'm having an excellent start to the year.

How about you?

What have you been getting up to lately?


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jongibbs
Jan. 20th, 2014 10:54 pm (UTC)
Re: learning!
Don't throw out those hips, Sue, you may need them some day :)
maryjdal
Jan. 20th, 2014 09:33 pm (UTC)
Congratulations :)
jongibbs
Jan. 20th, 2014 10:55 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Mary. It's going to be fun :)
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jongibbs
Jan. 20th, 2014 10:56 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Jenn :)
snapes_angel
Jan. 20th, 2014 10:15 pm (UTC)
I have been trying to work on The Behemoth (not title, but designation), but I am, apparently, still stuck on a nebulous point or two.
snapes_angel
Jan. 20th, 2014 10:17 pm (UTC)
And congratulations. ;)
jongibbs
Jan. 20th, 2014 10:57 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Elizabeth :)
msstacy13
Jan. 20th, 2014 11:46 pm (UTC)
Wait, you're stuck on congratulations?

Oh, one other thing, ma'am.
I think "nebulous point" is an oxymoron.


snapes_angel
Jan. 21st, 2014 12:01 am (UTC)
Of course it is (since I am at a nebulous point, which is in a sense oxygen-moronic). :P
jongibbs
Jan. 20th, 2014 10:56 pm (UTC)
Those nebulous points can be tricksy :)
snapes_angel
Jan. 20th, 2014 11:26 pm (UTC)
Wilier than a Warner Brothers' coyote, aye.
snapes_angel
Jan. 21st, 2014 01:56 am (UTC)
3specially when mixed with combustible gases. :3
msstacy13
Jan. 20th, 2014 11:49 pm (UTC)
Other than congratulating people considerably more successful than myself,
not much, unless you count attending a funeral.
jongibbs
Jan. 21st, 2014 08:02 am (UTC)
Sorry to hear about the funeral.
ideealisme
Jan. 21st, 2014 10:54 am (UTC)
Congrats on the new gig!
jongibbs
Jan. 21st, 2014 12:01 pm (UTC)
Thank you :)
bondo_ba
Jan. 21st, 2014 01:31 pm (UTC)
That is absolutely awesome. Absolutely.
jongibbs
Jan. 21st, 2014 09:37 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Gustavo :)
nineteen68
Jan. 21st, 2014 11:36 pm (UTC)
Hot diggity, that's awesome! Congrats!

As for me, it's been mostly work, work, snow, work, playing music, occasional writing, snow, and work :P
jongibbs
Jan. 22nd, 2014 02:22 pm (UTC)
Lol, we've had a little snow here too :(
ladysaotome
Jan. 23rd, 2014 11:17 pm (UTC)
Congratulations! I remember when I took Creative Writing 1&2 in community college - you're in for a fun time!

We've been up to a house purchase (HUD foreclosure). And then room painting. Moving in. Discovery of broken sewer line. Moving back out for 3 days. $2000 later, moving back in again. Fun times, fun times... ;)
jongibbs
Jan. 23rd, 2014 11:29 pm (UTC)
Congratulations on your new home (broken sewer line not withstanding):)
angeladegroot
Jan. 27th, 2014 04:21 pm (UTC)
How exciting! Good luck.
jongibbs
Jan. 27th, 2014 07:56 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Angela :)
rhondaparrish
Jan. 27th, 2014 05:58 pm (UTC)
That's pretty awesome, and I suspect your students are lucky to have you :)
jongibbs
Jan. 27th, 2014 07:58 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Rhonda. I can't speak for the students, but I'm certainly having fun :)
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