Friday, March 01, 2013

The Writing Salon: Extra Perks

The Round Robin is a great invention. Every week you're given a list of seven prompts––one for each day of the week, and the name of a new partner to exchange your writing with. You write to the prompt for 10-12 minutes, and then you and your partner email each other what you've written. The next day, you comment on what your partner sent you the day before, and exchange that day's prompts. This continues for ten weeks––and every week you're assigned a new partner along with seven new prompts. It's a blast.

But there's another great thing about this class in addition to the writing. You meet the best people in the universe. Katie, for instance––my partner this week. We ended up taking a walk together and then plopped down in the sand with Primo to watch the sun go down.