Over the last week, I’ve had to make some decisions about what to study for my next module. The official choice is scriptwriting.I was so excited about this, my secret ambition has been to write a radio play; it’s a medium I love, and never fail to be amazed by the emotion and impact of a fifteen minute drama. My new module arrived, glamorously wrapped in red tissue paper. I unwrapped it, and began planning. As I read, my heart started to sink. As Facebook friends will know my new course is heavily based around films. Now, this isn’t an obvious hardship, but in terms of active, functional hours, watching and analysing films would add around 4 hours to each week. Combined with the difficulties of using voice recognition software for script layout, it seems that this particular course is not for me. It’s a tough decision, because I hate to give in to the limitations, but I also have to make the best use of my time. I’m hoping OCA will be able to help me find an alternative course that will continue to train my creative writing skills. I’ll keep you posted!
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Kathryn is a writer based in Shropshire. She writes short fiction, flash fiction and poetry. She has no formal education in creative writing but she reads every poetry book she can get her hands on, and enjoys various online writing groups and courses. Kathryn has M.E., which brings its own challenges to her working practice, and means she has to monitor her activity with great care. Despite the frustration of these limitations she has reached her goal of having work published, thanks to support from Nine Arches Press Dynamo mentoring scheme. Kathryn has work published or forthcoming in print magazines like Mslexia, Popshot Quarterly and The Dawntreader and online in places like Words for the Wild, Nine Muses Poetry, Sledgehammer and Riggwelter Press. She was longlisted for the 2019 Fish prize for short fiction, and Paper Swans Press single poem prize in 2020. Kathryn is a columnist for Spelt Magazine, and has recently been awarded a micro bursary from Raven Studios in Shrewsbury to work on a new pamphlet. She also accepts private commissions under the moniker Poems from the Hare. When her health allows, Kathryn works as a freelance copywriter and can write confidently across a range of subjects, including travel, food, literature, hospitality and customer service. In addition to these core topics, excellent research skills means she can tackle subjects as diverse as muscle cars and dog training. She takes on proofreading and editing work as requested. You can find out more at her business site https://thewordemporium.wordpress.com/ Kathryn loves language and its persuasive power. Most of all she loves to write. View all posts by Kathryn Anna