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Wendy Haslam

Jan 27, 2013, 12:38 PM

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Hi I'm writing from Lancaster, England. I read some of the other introductory posts to see what I was getting into and there is a good mix of people so I'll take a chance. I'm just coming up to 60 and though I've written and drawn all my life I must admit to having all the confidence knocked out of me (metaphorically) years ago. Having had a almost non-existent education up to 16, it was not until I was in my 30's that I went back into education and in my 50's got my first (and only)degree in creative writing and fine art -still no confidence. Recently though I've been working with Julia Cameron's The Artist's Way and EFT (perhaps some of you will recognise that) and have the slight tingling of a sprouting new confidence.Of course, with a growing confidence could come an unrealistic view of my work so I am trying to find some way of getting feedback from other writers who are not complete beginners; I have joined a few writing groups and found the feed back tentative, through fear of giving offence I suppose and have found no one with an interest in the same kind of poetry as myself. Its difficult to find a group at the right level as I'm no intellectual and have very little technical knowledge of poetry yet I'm no beginner. I'm not working because of health issues but enjoy a varied life with involvement in the local Transition group and Green party, gardening (food mostly) and art, film etc etc. Lancaster is a lovely old small town with a wide range of activities and much social involvement. Its a shame that the beurocrats are determined to make it into a clone town. Anyway I'm sure that gives you an idea of who I am so perhaps some/one of you would like to share work with me and we could have an online writing group?

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Jan 27, 2013, 5:08 PM

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Re: [winschild] New from England [In reply to] Can't Post

Welcome, Wendy. Find the area that relates to your work, and get involved, and we'll see who might be interested in trading work. It isn't that uncommon for people here to show work back and forth, although it doesn't happen on the board, and often doesn't show up here at all.

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