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Grieved with Envy (Day 2), by guest blogger Ramon Rocha III
It is very hard to capture in words what happened today, Day 2.
The teaching part went well except for the difficulty encountered in the 'show, don't tell' lesson. The two people who stood up, one was asked to describe her grandmother's kitchen and the other his first car. Both, especially the gentleman, found it difficult to use descriptive words. Our host traced this difficulty to the way the people were educated under the former Soviet Union. It was plain, straight forward, perhaps even a mechanical teaching style without heart and soul. People were simply not used to use imagery and vivid words in prose. Yes, they are very creative in their traditional poetry, but maybe not in prose? Everyone acknowledged that with more practice, this could be hurdled, no problem.
What the Lord will do in the future, if it pleases Him, will certainly be way beyond our imagination.
Ramon Rocha III, our director of publisher training, wrote this from a Central Asian nation where he and co-trainer Roger Palms are leading a first-ever writer workshop.
>>Read about Day 1.
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