Tuesday, September 28, 2004

Teaching writing

Lilian Pizzichini in The Independent looks at creative writing courses at the Skyros Centre in Greece.
I was tempted by the idea of staying on an island in the crystal-clear Aegean. But I was reminded of an old joke about two journalists. They are sitting in a pub. "I'm writing a novel," says one. "Neither am I," says the other. There are sceptics among us who don't believe writing can be taught. You just have to sit down and slog it out with the computer. And what's worse, you have to do it alone.

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