Tuesday, June 12, 2012
We are twelve people in this writers course and I enjoy the facrt that all can write. Meaning that I have been to writers courses before where people are struggling with the basic knowledge of expressing themselves. On this course all write for a living, that is journalistic writing which is a practical knowledge that does not mean that one can write "literature" But as a journalist I can write on command and ... it is hard to explain but it is fun to be among people who has the same basics with writing as I do.
We talked and practised formation - how to use words and techniques to "spice up" a text. It was fun. In the evening we got an assignment to go in the city and eavesdrop... to see how a normal conversation really develops. We worked in twos and me and a woman strolled around in the shops with our iphone ready trying to eavesdrop...it was hard! Hard te hear what people were saying and hard to follow them around without being acting weird... But it was fun, I think I will do it more – I like sitting and watching people but it is also interesting to listen. To eavesdrop is not polite but this is not to harm anyone or use the nformation for anything more than to learn how people express themselves...
Every room has a bike - a very good bike in fact. I biked around the city during lunchtime for about 30 minutes and then we also biked downtown in the evening to do our assignment. My food was a little bit chaotic, I was too hungry in the evening and bought a slice of broccoli-and-roquefort pie that I tood home and heated in the micro.
I bought eggs and cottage cheese that I am going to prepare for lunch today but it will be hard in the evenings because then I am very hungry and the rest of the gang goes out to some restaurant. Yesterday was not a problem as I was in desperate need of sleep but it will be harder tonight I think.