This coming January I will be in Costa Rica – yes, the one in Latin America – conducting creative writing workshops at a remote writer’s retreat.
Though I’ve presented a few symposiums on various topics, this will be my first interactive teaching experience. I am looking forward to it. It’s a great privilege and rare opportunity, even though I generally hate leaving my house, much less the country.
I already know I will be the most empathetic instructor in the world. Here’s why…
Everyone wants to be a rock star, or so it seems. Or a major league athlete. Maybe a movie star.
The only problem with these probably unachievable goals, besides the fact they’re unachievable, is that they come with a built-in liability: time itself. These are all professions (mostly) associated with youth.
Not so with authors. In fact, the older you are, the more you probably have to offer an audience. Your age is equated with experience, not obsolescence.