I just finished reading new work by my creative writing students, which was fun for sure. I notice that people who think about writing write better stuff right away. But that just opens the door to so much more these writers can do.
Part of the fun for me in the professor position is whacking the horse on the rear end, so to speak, not that I know a thing about horses. My point is that now that the writers have arrived onto the field, they have to let the animal go, and I'll stick with animal.
I think some students become friends, or at least neighhbours, of their characters. Which means, maybe, watch them veer off.
And now I want to come up with a way of putting these matters to my students.