I was in Oxford last week to attend a series of workshops as part of my Masters in Creative Writing. I
Good art often takes patience and determination. It can even be gruelling, maddening, and heartbreaking. When we neglect skill, we can toil for a lifetime and remain mediocre. People often quip that writing is one of those skills that is inherent. “You’ve either got it or you don’t.” Hmm. It’s true that people have inclinations and abilities in specific areas, but everyone has the potential to be better.
About this time last year, I was preparing my application for Oxford University to take part in their Masters in