I really enjoyed our time spent with Nathaniel during our writing workshops! He is clearly a very talented writer with a lot of experience, so there was no shortage of information to absorb. I especially loved our characterization exercises – creating something from nothing. It was tons of fun and he was very encouraging about our work. I only wish we could have spent more time with him one-on-one. Since I’m in the journalism track, I felt there wasn’t as much to go over writing wise (since journalism writing differs greatly from that of fiction or play writing). That being said, he generated a lot of input from our class as a whole, which helped the playwrights narrow down their characters better. Overall, I thought the workshop went well.