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Menu of Creative Writing Courses

by Linda Cleary

All courses can be taken in local live groups when programmed

or individually via eLearning online at anytime

email: freewriterscentre@gmail.com

Descriptive Text, Imagery & the Senses Creative Writing Course = £80

8 hr Course given as 4 sessions estimated to each take 2 hours (there are also extra add on assignments not factored in the time count)

This Creative Writing course acts as an extended masterclass looking at various techniques and exercises to open up and improve writing skills, work with metaphor and imagery, create texts and narratives to given themes and word counts as well as free writing.

There is no criteria other than a willingness to open up one’s writing; the course is designed that people of varying writing experience can participate and each draw their individual benefits.

Each week we will look at a different subject whilst continuing to learn various techniques and methods through exercises and grammar play.

Short Story Course = £80

8 hr Course given as 4 sessions estimated to each take 2 hours (there are also extra add on assignments not factored in the time count)

This course focuses on work on character, voice, atmosphere and plot and we continue with further creative writing expansion techniques. We also read published short stories for discussion and understanding format and focusing on the necessary elements for each student to produce a final draft of a 1000 word narrative.

Each week we will look at a different subject whilst continuing to learn various techniques and methods through exercises and grammar play.

Advanced Creative Writing Course = £100

10 hr Course given as 4 sessions estimated to each take 2 ½ hours (there are also extra add on assignments not factored in the time count)

The Advanced Creative Writing Course is an intense 4 session course with higher level creative writing exercises and discussion to strengthen description, atmosphere and imagery; we also work on several key topics such as contemporizing myth in writing, symbolism and strengthening editing skills by working on review and critique.

Each week we will look at a different subject whilst continuing to learn various techniques and methods through exercises and grammar play – particularly using and adapting Borges techniques.

Dreams & Writing Course = £100

10 hr Course given as 4 sessions estimated to each take 2 ½ hours (there are also add on assignments not factored in the time count)

This intensive 4 session Creative Writing course looks at how to use the alchemy of our own dream tapestry to weave into our creative writing. We can use our dreams to work on theme, characters and archetypes, dramatic structure and plot. We also look at how Jung dealt with dreams and drama and Dreamtime totems and the dreaming of landscape.

Each week we will look at a different subject whilst continuing to learn various techniques and methods through exercises and grammar play.

Hypatia:HerStory Course = £120

12 hr Course given as 4 sessions estimated plus extra add on assignments not factored in the time count.

This Creative Writing course explores Hypatia, the woman, mathematician, astronomer, and philosopher. We will work principally on perspective of narrative – building in research and division of story ie point of view.

Each week we will look at a different subject whilst continuing to learn various techniques and methods through exercises and grammar play.

Cartography of Self Course = £120

12 hr Course given as 5 sessions estimated to each take approximately just under 2 ½ hours (there are also extra add on assignments not factored in the time count)

A Creative Writing course of 5 sessions exploring the theme of The Cartography of Self.

We will be paying attention to your own arrival and departure points, psychogeography, archetypes, myths and realities, hindrances and helps and to do so we will use a blend of writing exercises, discussion, research, video capture, map making and other diverse routes and rites.

Each week we will look at a different subject whilst continuing to learn various techniques and methods through exercises and grammar play.

The format for all courses is:

Written exercises with explanations for small to medium sized writing exercises for each session. Longer add on assignments for each session.

Handouts/worksheets

Audio sections

Video sections

Research links

Student discussion forum available via Facebook

 

Opt-in (extra payment) individual review/editing/mentor sessions available by request

ALSO AVAILABLE

1-1 editing and mentoring services

to help you get your own work to where you want it to be.

Read all about that here: http://www.freewriterscentre.org/freewriterscentre/editing-services/

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