Roland Fishman discusses the
Unlocking Creativity Course
UC ONLINE TESTIMONIALS
"I have just completed the most extraordinary course – Unlocking Creativity ONLINE at The Writers' Studio. You know I’ve wanted to be a writer for so many years and have been trying for at least the last ten – well this course has finally made me into one.
Our online tutor, Andrew, is incredible with his feedback – unfailingly perceptive, generous and encouraging and as a result everyone has experienced a great surge of confidence in themselves and their writing.The whole experience has left me exhilarated and optimistic, with a feeling that I am finally on the way to fulfilling my dream."
“It’s been so cathartic to be part of a creative environment where you feel excited about posting your work, and each day I’ve looked forward to reading the critiques, on both mine and others’ works.
Our tutor, Andrew, has boosted my confidence beyond belief through his insightful feedback, and it’s him I have to thank for rekindling my enthusiasm for writing, for making it fun again and for encouraging me to explore and unleash my creative spirit!."
Stacey Mitchell, Kuwait
"This has been such an exciting adventure, not only in inviting me to bring out the best in my writing but also in bringing out the best in myself. Turning up at the page is a bit like life. You turn up, you write one sentence, and then another.
In life you live a moment, another, and then one more, as truthfully as you can, staying open to all it brings you ..."
Peter Taylor UK
"Thanks to this course I have embraced myself as a writer and to me this is one of the greatest gifts of all I got from this course. Writers block is simply a thing of the past and now I know what that was all about. I can’t thank you all enough for this transforming journey.
"This has been one of the more worthwhile things I have spent my money on. Truly an inspirational journey of writing and for all walks and levels of life. For those people that truly have intentions of becoming a writer...it was the best recommendation that Rachel Oakes-Ash could have given me. She was spot on! Hit the nail right on the head!"
"I've just completed the Unlocking Creativity Course at The Writers' Studio. It was a revelation for me. I've been struggling with my writing for years, picking it up, putting it down, writing a couple of paragraphs and forgetting it for months.
I've learnt here that it is important just to write. Write anywhere at any time, but whatever you do, write. And don't judge your writing. Tell the inner critic to shut up and leave you alone for awhile!"
Four Week Unlocking Creativity Course - Online Writing Classes
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UNLOCKING CREATIVITY - ONLINE - 2013
We run these courses throughout the year.
NEXT AVAILABLE COURSE
JUNE 5 to JULY 3, 2013
COURSE FEE: $395 (inclusive of GST) if paid by MAY 24, 2013 (standard fee is $445)
Note: If you enrol directly into the Ten Month Novel & Script First Draft course ONLINE you will receive the Unlocking Creativity course for FREE. Unlocking Creativity is a pre-requisite to the 10 Month Course.
Unlocking Creativity is our flagship creative writing course and is 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.
You will also gain a deep understanding of the fundamentals of story structure, which most people find a profound revelation.
In Week One you will do a series of exercises that will give you tools and techniques to tap into the power of your imagination - the true source of creative power.
In Week Two you will learn how to create emotion in your writing using bricks of significant detail which will connect you with your reader and bring your characters and writing to life.
In Week Three you will be introduced to the character journey 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.
In 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. This unique process will take you and your writing to a whole new level of clarity and creative expression.
HOW THE ONLINE COURSE WORKS
One day before the class commences, we will send you instructions and passwords enabling you to access all the course materials online and our unique, interactive Writers' Board.
We will assign you an experienced tutor who will coach and guide you every step of the way. They will keep you accountable, motivated and inspired as you work through the course's comprehensive materials and master the key lessons of each session.
Each week, you will work through specific daily exercises designed to put the tools and techniques you are learning into practice. Once you've done the exercises you will post them on your class Writers' Board. Your tutor will give you feedback on two pieces of your writing every week.
As well as receiving feedback from your tutor, you will interact with your fellow writers by giving and receiving targeted positive feedback. This will nurture your creativity and develop your writing. To improve, you need to see how others respond to your work and become a more discerning reader.
The time required for actual writing per day is 10 -15 minutes. It is by doing a little every day and forming a writing habit that you become a writer. This way you experience the pleasure of accessing your creativity on a regular basis and working towards making your writing dreams a reality.