Monday, October 4, 2010

Done. Finito. Complete

I'm done! In a good way, that is. For the last year and a half I have been working on my Journeyman Course in Fiction from the Christian Writer Guild.  This intense course is a great way to challenge yourself as a writer and to learn from some of the great writers in the field. It's typically a year long course, but with the struggles I have had in the last couple of years I had to ask for an extension.

I ended up having two mentors for the course. My first mentor, Carol Umberger, is a multi-published writer and I enjoyed her help. She had to step back from her mentor work for personal reasons and I was re-assigned to Eva Marie Everson.

I worked with Eva most of this year and so enjoyed her writing, help, spirit, and encouragement. It was a pleasure to have her mentor me.

Ironically, this course was geared toward my fiction writing, but one of the most important things to come from it was some clarity in the non-fiction book I am pursuing. I'm sure you will hear more about that as it comes together :-)

So, now I am done. It feels good to have completed the course. It is time to move on to other writing projects. That is exactly what I am going to do!


  1. Yay, Tamara! I did the non-fiction route with Roger Palms. (to learn how to research and interview mainly) It was great. I learned so much more!
    I'm thinking of doing it again, along the fiction route. (just for a well-rounded approach)