Course Details

The course gives you high-impact tools and techniques designed to take your writing to another level over the duration of the four sessions.

It will unlock the power of your imagination and give you a practical understanding of the art and craft of writing and storytelling.

Week One: Discover how to tap into the power of your imagination – the true source of creativity. For many writers this is an inspiring discovery that makes all the difference to their writing.

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, bringing your characters and writing to life. This is the nuts and bolts of fiction writing.

Week Three: Gain a practical understanding of how to develop characters and take them on an emotional and spiritual journey of change using classic story structure.You will gain a deep understanding of the most powerful way to tell a story that connects and resonates with readers.

Week Four: Write a guided short story applying everything you have learnt from the course and witness how far your writing has transformed over the four weeks. The class will demonstrate how storytelling is a profound dance between structure and the imagination and that structure expands your imagination rather than limits it. By the end of the last session you will be on a creative high.

Ali Gripper,
“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.

Many people have a passionate desire to write fiction and long to see their books in print or their stories on the big screen.

However, the desire is only the beginning. Writing is both an art and a craft and the Writers’ Studio courses, developed over twenty five years, provide a practical and inspirational pathway to enable you to realise your writing dreams, whatever they may be.

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 45-60 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.

Interested in signing up for the Unlocking Creativity course?