Don't sign up for writing workshops during the month of November.
I went to the Donald Maass workshop and found it incredibly stimulating and helpful; however, I returned with an entirely new concept that is bigger, better, and bolder. I also returned emptied of any creative impulse. The workshop is excellent. It's also intense. Maass builds the workshop with exercise upon exercise and wrings every one of your little gray cells clean.
I have been recuperating all week.
There is nary a blip on the Whirlpool screen right now.
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