Out Tutor Group hasn’t been particularly active on the forum, so I was interested to see whether the Day School would bring people out of their shells and into a more active frame of mind for discussions and critiques.
Everyone seemed very nice and said lots of intelligent things. Their writing was good – I was impressed.
About a year ago I enrolled on a creative writing course which shall remain nameless. I was bitterly disappointed by the teacher, who was more interested in her image as a writing teacher than actually teaching any writing. Her feedback for one of my pieces actually said “[Prompt] is a good idea which you can take in many directions, isn’t it?”. She had set the prompt!
I didn’t go back.
Anyway, the OU Day School was a lot more promising and our tutor was good. I enjoyed the discussions we had and tried to continue one of them on the Tutor Group forum once I got home. I hope I don’t look too swotty – no one else is saying anything!