It's the start of a new semester and a brand new Creative Writing class. This semester will be a bit strange, as there are 3 different courses all meeting at the same time: Creative Writing, Advanced Creative Writing, and Race in America. I hope that I can figure out how to work with each student and each group of students and not "ignore" one group.
I am also a bit concerned, because it seems like several students don't want to be here. On the first day of class, more than one student told me they "hated writing" and "sucked at writing." I hope to be able to change their minds, but that is a tough way to start. Plus, the class meets first hour, when everyone just wants to sleep. It will be tough to get some energy going in here.
I am nervous about this new semester and these new students. I hope that I can find ways to get them interested in writing and inspired to write.