A supportive three week course designed to help you focus on your creative writing projects. Come and kickstart your creative writing practice!
Starts Tuesday 20th Oct 8:00am [BST]
Do you sometimes struggle to prioritise your artistic practice? Do you have things you want to write, but never seem to find the time? Does your creativity need a bit of coaxing out to play?
If any of the above are true for you, then this series of morning calls could be just the thing to get you and your writing on track.
What’s it all about?
You’ll be meeting with a group of like-minded creators, artists and procrastinators for 25 minutes from 8:00am [BST] Monday-Friday every week from Oct 20th for 21 days.
Led by writer and creativity coach, Alison Powell, you’ll be encouraged to look at the bigger picture of your creative writing, to examine your blocks, to find out how to deal with your inner critic and discover ways to keep your creativity flowing.
Will there be writing prompts?
Each session will end with a writing prompt or focus that you can take into your day.
Do I need to have a project underway?
No. You could use these meetings to support a project you’re already working on, but equally you can use them to simply get into the habit of regular writing. It could be that you’re working on a novel, a series of poems, a playscript or a memoir. Equally, could be that your goal is to write in your journal every day.
Will I have to meet a daily word count?
No. With support from Alison and the group, you’ll set your own goals each day. For some people, daydreaming might be vital to creative work, for others, getting to the laptop is the the thing that makes a difference. You’ll decide what you need to do.
Who will be in the group?
Writers of all levels of experience – whether you’re a total novice, or an experienced novelist, these sessions can offer you valuable support and accountability.
Will I get feedback on my writing?
This course is designed to keep you writing. If you want feedback on your work, come and join our Work in Progress series or ping an email to email@example.com to discuss our mentoring options.
What others have said:
“Get Your Words Out! is a brilliant course. It was great to meet other writers and learn some great writers tips and strategies. Al’s energy and creativity is infectious so throughout the three weeks I really felt my confidence grow. I highly recommend this course.” (K)
“As always, Al created a safe and inspiring space for group members to reflect on their own practice and support each other’s. The daily nature of it helped set up a new working routine.” (Felicity)
“A great way to start the day if you want to write, knowing you are part of a world wide community of people with faces and feelings who are doing the same as you. Al provides a perfectly balanced structure and holds the group with empathy and panache. How else could you meet such an interesting bunch of people in the safety of your pyjamas.”(Sara)
“I am thrilled to have attended Write Club ‘Get Your Words Out’, a brilliant motivating workshop that feels safe whilst gently inspiring confidence and discipline. My writing has definitely improved as a result. Definitely recommend. Big huge Thank you Al!” (Yvonne)
NB We will use Zoom for this course.
This course is being offered on a sliding scale:
£60- full wage / have back up funds and feel able to pay
£45- low wage / just feels more manageable
£35 – student / unwaged
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for alternative payment options including paypal/bank transfer and instalments.
About your facilitator:
Alison Powell supports new and established writers with their creative work. She established WriteClub in 2016 and has since run regular workshops on all aspects of the writing craft. She is an award winning writer, published in various anthologies and magazines and holds an MA in Creative Writing from Bath Spa. She is a member of the Hay Festival Writers at Work Programme and is also a producer for Paper Nations at Bath Spa. She is also an INLPTA certified Master Practitioner of NLP and coaching.
She believes that everyone has the right to express themselves in writing and runs all her sessions with a positive approach. Her passion for poetry and story along with her enthusiasm for helping people find the best in themselves are reflected in her lively and open presentation style. She will do her very best to ensure that you find the support you need to make your writing work.