Kick start your writing journey
Unlocking Creativity is our flagship creative writing course and the first step towards achieving your writing goals, whatever they may be.
Professional writers, graduates of university writing programs (including MAs and PhDs) through to complete beginners have raved about the dramatic impact the course has had on their writing and storytelling skills.
There is an old saying that you can't be taught to write, but you can learn. The four weeks will take you through a transformative creative process. As one participant said, 'I have just had the most amazing month of my life. From dreaming about being a writer, I now feel that I AM a writer.'
Your writing improves from the very first class and continues to do so with each session as you implement the course lessons. You will gain a deep understanding of the fundamentals of story structure, which most people find a profound and lasting revelation. You will be amazed how your characters and stories start to come alive on the page in such a way that other people will want to read what you have written.
Week One: You will do a series of exercises that will enable you to tap into the power of your imagination - the true source of creative power.
Week Two: You will explore what is stopping you from reaching your potential as a writer. You will also learn how to create more emotion in your writing using bricks of significant detail which will connect you with your reader and bring your characters and writing to life.
Week Three: You will learn how to further develop characters and start writing scenes. You will gain key insights into story structure and how a story works at a deep level. You will also learn how to build images into your work, one of the fundamental building blocks of fiction.
Week Four: You will write a guided short story applying everything you have learnt from the course. It will also show how storytelling is a profound dance between structure and imagination.
Over the four sessions, you will be amazed at how much your creative confidence grows and the dramatic improvement in your writing as you put what you learn into practice.
This is the joy of unlocking your creativity.
Online Component and Writers' Board
In addition to the face-to-face classes at the Bronte Studio, you will receive structured at-home exercises which you can post onto our interactive online Writers' Board. This will keep you inspired and accountable between sessions and will help you develop the most important quality a writer needs - a writing habit.
Writers who make use of the Writers' Board are amazed by its benefits. As well as receiving feedback on one piece of work per week from your tutor, you will also learn to give and receive feedback from your fellow writers. To become a better writer, you need to become a more discerning reader.
If you need to miss a session
You can make up the session by working through the materials online.