The recent verdict on the Meredith Kercher trial has reminded me of an assignment I did for Advanced Creative Writing. Using the news as inspiration, I based… Read more “Guilty as charged”
When I started blogging, I never intended to write about my life. Minty Learns started as a diary about my journey through the Open University, as suggested during the Creative Writing modules.… Read more “What is depression and anxiety?”
I have several short stories from my creative writing courses that I have not read for a long time. My intention is to submit some to magazines,… Read more “Short Stories”
I submitted my final assignment for Advanced Creative Writing with just 10 minutes to spare. It’s amazing to think how much I have learnt from this module. … Read more “Living in a box”
That is all I need to finish the last A363 assignment. I only have 3 days to do it. I have the story, I just need to stop… Read more “4,000 words”
So much has happened in the last month. Family Life My father has been poorly and subsequently decided to retire. A difficult, yet correct, decision. His doctor &… Read more “If it’s Spring, why is it so cold?”
Easter has been the usual chocolate-filled mayhem of egg hunts and rain storms. The house has been wrecked and I can’t find everything needed for school. I’m looking forward… Read more “Happy Easter”
In the last month I have not only learnt about writing for film, radio and stage, I have discovered Cleopatra and read Dr Faustus. My brain is feeling like a bloated sponge.
My next assignment for A363 is due in tomorrow (or is that now today) and I should be working on that – but I’m here instead, procrastinating. I have 3 tutorials next week and 2 assignments due in March.
The biggest hurdle is not my capacity to understand the material, it is finding the time to do it. Family life is chaotic and disorganised as ever. As all four children are home this week I get little peace in the day to read and write so I do most of it after 9pm.
I have lots of ideas for my assignment on Cleopatra. My writers journal is littered with notes on both courses – they are mingling and influencing each other. I love it.
By the way, I have finally got round to adding a photo on my ‘About Minty’ page. I am still a bit useless at this blog malarky, but I would like to personalise the whole thing one day. That is, if I ever get the time.
I successfully completed my first assignment and under-estimated the expectations of a level 3 course. So I have spent the last couple of weeks sulking and haven’t even picked up a… Read more “Skiving off”