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|Sat, 11-18-2006 - 8:57am|
I'm reading this cool book written by Sussah Sheffer, a woman who edited an unschooling magazine Growing Without Schooling in the 90s. Called "Writing Because We love to: Homeschoolers are work," she discusses the apprenticeship model of writing. She worked with several writers aged 10-14 in this model, explicitly avoiding acting as teacher (in the school sense of the word) with them. Reading this book has made me wonder if I would benefit from finding such a situation. I recently rejoined Erotica Readers & Writers Association, but I haven't gotten much from it and I'm seriously debating whether I have the time/interest to rejoin the part of the list where people post writing and are given comments/critiques.
The main thing that's been dominating my mind on writing is getting back to my novels. But I'm unsure if I should go back to the first one and try to *carve* it into *chapters*. Or if I should go back fresh writing at the end of my material. Either way, I know I can't just post on this board *much of the material violates the TOS) or post over at ERWA (I don't need/want just random comments on this writing, but from people who understand the particular niche market that is my audience). Having stepped away from ERWA for this past year and a half so I could *find my stride* with homeschooling, I've lost touch with most of the erotica writers I'd been dialoguing with comfortably.
But I'm wondering really, not just in my genre, but in all writing genres, has anyone had experience with an apprenticeship?
Love and Light, Joelle
Homeschooling mom to an