Unlocking Creativity is a totally practical yet inspirational creative process that will get you writing from the very first session.
By the end of the four weeks, you will see your writing dramatically improve whether you are a complete beginner, a professional writer or anywhere in between. Gain clear insights into how story structure works and experienced the pleasure of having written creatively with a group of like-minded people.
It is a profound journey that will give you a clear sense of who you are as a writer and where you want to take your writing.
Our Short Story online courses are for those who have completed Unlocking Creativity and want to keep the creative process alive and further develop your writing, understanding of character and storytelling skills. Be critiqued on every exercise and story you post. The Short Story courses also offer an ideal preparation for the Novel & Script First Draft course. We offer three Short Story courses:
- Writers’ Gym – Advanced Writing Techniques
- Character Development Short Story course
- Genre Short Story course
Find and develop the story you want to write, and follow a step by step process to complete your first draft in ten months.
You will gain a deep understanding of classic story structure, enabling you to write a story that has your readers wanting to know what happens next, while taking your main character on an emotional and spiritual journey of change.
The course commences every March and September with a maximum of 20 writers per course.
Note 1: Some writers find this course gives them everything they need and choose to do further drafts on their own. However, many writers thrive on the deeper learning of the craft and choose to work through further drafts with us.
Note 2: If you are interested in writing a novel or screenplay and join the Novel & Script First Draft course directly, you will receive the prerequisite 4-Week Unlocking Creativity course complimentary.
Re-envision and re-structure your first draft to make the dramatic spine as good as it can be. Follow a systematic process to add more layers, more complexity and greater depth so that your story works dramatically and logically from beginning to end.
Transform your story by taking it to a whole new level when you get the action, character arc and theme all working together. Expect a 200 per cent improvement to your first draft.
Start focusing on learning the art and craft of writing, re-writing and editing, and have your work critiqued. See your hard work in the First and Second Draft courses pay off as you experience the thrill of having your writing come alive on the page, an extremely satisfying part of the process.
This is where you work on getting your manuscript to a publishable standard.