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 exercise and continues to do so with each session. You will gain a deep understanding of the fundamentals of story structure, which most people find a profound and lasting revelation.
As you apply what you learn over the four sessions, 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 and learn how to tap into the power of your imagination - the true source of creativity.
Week Two: You will explore what is stopping you from reaching your creative potential as a writer and learn how to create emotion in your writing using bricks of significant detail. This helps 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. The class will also show you 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 implement the course's tools and techniques. You will experience the joy of unlocking your creativity and making writing part of your life.
How the Online Course Works
One day before the class commences, we will send you instructions and passwords enabling you to access the online course materials and our 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 online materials and master the key lessons of each session.
One of the advantages of the online course is that you can work at your own pace. It is not a chat room set up where you have to be online at a certain time. However, you need to be disciplined and follow the program. Finish Week 1 in Week 1 and Week 2 in Week 2 etc. and try not to fall too far behind.
Posting Work on your Writers' Board
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 onto 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 learning to give and receive targeted feedback. This will nurture your creativity and develop your writing. To improve, you need to see how others respond to your own work and become a more discerning reader of other writers' work.
How Much Time is Required Daily?
The time required for actual writing per day starts off with as little as 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.
However, the whole process from reading your lessons, writing your exercises, typing them up and then posting them onto the Writers' Board and giving feedback could take around 45 minutes to one hour a day, five times a week. You can do much more if you have time!
The practical application of the tools and techniques provided, coupled with the interactive writing exercises and targeted feedback, will enable your writing to take a quantum leap forward over the four weeks.