Invest in your creativity and make your writing a reality
Linda Cleary and the Free Writers Centre celebrate your love of words by offering you online Creative Writing classes and courses you can download and take at your own pace at anytime, live group courses and workshops, 1 to 1 Coaching (online or live) to take your writing to the next level, a full Copy Editing and Developmental Editing service, Manuscript Reading service, Consulting Services for the 'how to' for publishing plus writing holidays and literary events!
My favourite editor to work with hands down, hope to do it again sometime! xxx
Natasha Carthew. Poet and writer. Books include: Born Between Crosses, All Rivers Run Free.
A varied menu of Creative Writing courses. Online courses have written exercises, audio and video sections that can be downloaded and worked through at your own pace.
Whether you are a seasoned writer or new to writing our live courses have been a hit with many for their useful techniques, themes and exercises.
I offer one to one coaching and mentoring for writers and I can help you clarify your goals, maximise your performance and achieve your aims.
Perhaps you want my support on that novel that you are still working on, or finished and want it looking over, a short story or a collection of short stories, or your poetry.
Thank you Linda for your kind words. I’m so very excited too to be working with an editor as perceptive, as discerning and brilliant as yourself, bless you.
Rupam Baoni. Poet and writer. Books include: chronicles of entering my body, Green Red & Amber.
Linda's Dream Writing Course was fantastic; engaging, colourful, detailed, formless, structured, materially productive, surreal, encouraging, informative, challenging, invigorating, appreciative of asyndeton! Brilliant, wonderful, intriguing…I could go on…a veritable paean! Thank you, Linda.
Descriptive Text, Imagery & the Senses Course
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 flash fiction texts and narratives to given themes and word counts as well as free writing.
Short Story Course
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 finaldraft of a 1000 word narrative.
Advanced Creative Writing Course
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 editingskills by working on review and critique.
Dreams & Writing Course
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 dramaand Dreamtime totems and the dreaming of landscape.
Hypatia: HerStory Course
This Creative Writing course explores Hypatia, the woman, mathematician, astronomer, and philosopher. We will work principally on perspective of narrative – building in research anddivision of story ie point of view.
Cartography of Self Course
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.