This totally practical and inspirational four week course will unlock your creativity and dramatically improve the quality of your writing whether you are a professional writer, a complete beginner or somewhere in between.
Learn tools and techniques and work with your personal tutor and other writers to see your writing come alive on the page in a way that will excite you and make other people want to read what you have written.
Week One: Learn how to tap into the power of your imagination - the true source of creativity.
Week Two: 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: 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: 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.
Experience the joy of unlocking your creativity, seeing your writing come alive on the page and making writing part of your life.
"It is an understatement to say I learnt more about writing from the workshops than I did in three years studying (creative writing) at university.” Ali Gripper, former Fairfax journalist and author of The Barefoot Surgeon
How the Online Course Works
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.
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, our unique interactive forum.
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.
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 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 see your writing take a quantum leap forward over the four weeks.