Feeling proud and happy! Today I received the first print run of the book I have been responsible for as Publishing arm for Hypatia Publications! Yay! #civilrights #womenshistory #smallpress
There will be a proper launch campaign via Hypatia Trust in due course! Today is just my personal happy place post :)
Yesterday's workshop 'Death of the Idea, Death of Self' was a real success full of dynamic interaction, dedicated learning, great writing and inspiration.
I love designing new workshops and courses and, even better, implementing them to such positive effect.
For many of you who may be wondering what we actually explored in the workshop - take a look at the poster within the photos for the brief but added to that after exploring situations where death of any kind/limitation/block can arise the writers began writing character study, key scene summary, pivotal points in the trajectory, key locations and sample dialogue. They produced a lot of valuable work!
Due to the success of this workshop I will be offering it again elsewhere :)
All the leaves are brown.. Well not all! Writing is evergreen so please read on for the upcoming delights!
As well as reading here please look at the other pages on my website where you can read about the upcoming news on the Live Courses & Events tab and also take a look at the Online Courses which are available, all six of them, via the online shop which means a protected payment at the touch of a button and immediate download of your chosen course.
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Death of the Idea, Death of Self
A one off two hour workshop at Mudita House, Penzance, Cornwall as part of The Little Death Festival. All details on the poster.
Book now with a payment of £15 (and no processing fee) via: www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/death-of-the-idea-death-of-self-tickets-77622522053 or contact me for other options. Pre-booking essential.
THEN WE HAVE:
Dreams & Writing Course
Wednesdays 6.30pm to 9pm - 6th to 27th November
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.
Week 1: Focus is on The Dreamtime and You
Week 2: Focus is on Dream Characters
Week 3: Focus is on Living With A Dream
Week 4: Focus is on a Love Letter to the Landscape
Watch this short intro video
And though we seem to be sleeping, there is an inner wakefulness that directs the dream, and that
will eventually startle us back to the Truth of who we are.
Hypatia House, Penzance
Side entrance (on Custom House Lane) of the Regent Basement, Chapel Street, Penzance TR18 4AE
Wednesdays 6.30pm to 9pm
6th to 27th November
How Do I Book?
Payment £80 if you secure your place in advance (discounted - usual price £100).
Via Eventbrite with no payment process fee! https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/75832305467
Writer's Mentoring - 1 hour sessions available
And! I'm really chuffed that Airbnb have added my latest service Writer's Mentoring - 1 hour sessions available through the week, most weeks! to their Experiences. It's available throughout the week most weeks and if you wish to have a different time or day just ask! Otherwise book via the link: www.airbnb.co.uk/experiences/1233844?s=67&shared_item_type=2&virality_entry_point=2&sharer_id=190604581
I am offering a new service and you can read all about it in the dedicated blog: https://letterwriteruk.blogspot.com and also see the screenshot below. Get in touch with me about any emails or letters you would like help with!
'Beyond my expectations - do not skip this workshop! Linda is a wonderful, patient and sensitive teacher. The facility was perfect. Linda, thank you SO much for a wonderful, informative, and eye-opening time. My goodness how quickly two hours passes! I learned so much, and you make me feel welcome and comfortable. I am inspired to continue writing, thank you!'
That is my latest review, written by a client yesterday 14/9/2019 who attended the two hour Mindfulness & Creative Writing Workshop I run via Airbnb Experiences 🤗 You can read all the Experiences reviews here:
and my many testimonials on this website here: www.freewriterscentre.org/testimonials.html
It is such an honour to work with so many writers and be in the arena of creativity. Come join me there and download any of my Online Courses www.freewriterscentre.org/online-courses.html or attend one of my live courses or workshops!
£20 OFF the Advanced Creative Writing Course for one week. Offer ends 15/9/19.
Use coupon code: 'writenow' (without the inverted commas) at checkout! https://www.freewriterscentre.org/store/p3/Advanced_Creative_Writing_Course.html
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At the end of my last blog I said: 'Next time I'm going to try out making a Youtube 'reactions' video – in the first case it will be my reaction to Quentin Tarantino's Once Upon a Time In Hollywood which I saw in Bristol a few days ago and LOVED his re-imagining of the Sharon Tate case.' Well here it is! youtu.be/74eAQdtF2p0
I love the power of reimagined stories. For instance (spoiler alert) the way that Tarantino handled the terrifying denouement of the Sharon Tate case was quite a stroke of beauty and genius combined. By shifting who the victims of the case were and by keeping Sharon alive it handed over a feeling of peace to her soul, allowing her to live on brightly.
I look at the subject of reimagining (contemporising myth and story) in my 10 hour Advanced Creative Writing Course – available for immediate download here: https://www.freewriterscentre.org/store/p3/Advanced_Creative_Writing_Course.html
The focus of the four sessions (making up the 10 hours) goes like this:
Week 1: Contemporising myth, finding the personal links to given stories; looking at the existing plots and motifs in such stories and mimicking/re-writing them. Also looking at, discussing and using Cavafy's Ithaca.
Week 2: Symbolism and surrealism in writing.
Week 3: Review and critique: how to write non fiction creatively.
Week 4: Write your own Creation Myth. Looking at the 5 given plots of worldwide creation myths
and writing your own birth of a new world.
You can read more about the structure of the course and watch an intro video via the link above and then just press Add to Cart!
I can promise you you will get a lot out of the course and I also encourage you to take a look at the other courses on offer: https://www.freewriterscentre.org/online-courses.html and read testimonials from many clients: https://www.freewriterscentre.org/testimonials.html
Invest in your creativity and make your writing a reality!
That's a question I was musing over recently as I wanted to get more traffic to my website so people could browse my Online Courses www.freewriterscentre.org/online-courses.html and see what Live Events www.freewriterscentre.org/live-courses--events.html were coming up.
I had some trepidation about committing to the Facebook advert www.facebook.com/freewriterscentre/ as it can always be 'a moment' when you hand your bank or Paypal details over – however – Facebook let you stay in control of the spend. You select how much you want the advert to cost per day and for how many days and go for it! I selected £2 per day for 14 days – so no big financial commitment there – but after 7 days my advert has already been seen by over 13000 people.
In terms of who I selected for the audience; for this one I went with Facebook's algorithm choices of 18 – 65 yrs within the UK wide. However on other adverts I will select differently as I have an international audience and due to my many years living in Egypt I still have a strong trusted presence and still have work and clients coming in from there. I also wish to expand my online presence to a global one as the Online Courses can be taken anywhere at anytime.
So, if you want to boost a Facebook Ad or you're thinking of creating content to advertise on Facebook or make any marketing campaign I can verify that the Facebook Business Centre is A-OK and DOES get results.
Go for it!
Next time I'm going to try out making a Youtube www.youtube.com/channel/UCczh7mMCua_FJZP9J_mWZ_Q 'reactions' video – in the first case it will be my reaction to Quentin Tarantino's Once Upon a Time In Hollywood which I saw in Bristol a few days ago and LOVED his re-imagining of the Sharon Tate case.
Google likes specifics so I'm listing what I do but also read on for 'that' great poem by Elizabeth Barrett Browning.
Online Creative Writing courses
Live Creative Writing Courses Penzance
Live Creative Writing Courses Cornwall
Creative Writing workshops Penzance
Creative Writing workshops Cornwall
Creative Writing classes Penzance
Creative Writing classes Cornwall
1-1 private mentoring for writers
Yes! That's what I offer!
Now let me paste in that fabulous poem:
How Do I Love Thee? (Sonnet 43)
Elizabeth Barrett Browning - 1806-1861
How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
I love thee to the depth and breadth and height
My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight
For the ends of being and ideal grace.
I love thee to the level of every day's
Most quiet need, by sun and candle-light.
I love thee freely, as men strive for right.
I love thee purely, as they turn from praise.
I love thee with the passion put to use
In my old griefs, and with my childhood's faith.
I love thee with a love I seemed to lose
With my lost saints. I love thee with the breath,
Smiles, tears, of all my life; and, if God choose,
I shall but love thee better after death.
Workshop reviews from participants over the last week of taking my Airbnb (Creative Writing) Experiences, Airbnb Experiences are open to all - just book through Airbnb. I offer two Experiences:
Mindfulness and Creative Writing 2 hr Workshop
This short course was a great introduction to the use of Mindfulness concepts coupled with sound knowledge of useful techniques to inspire creative writing.
A very interesting and informative meeting. The two hours passed very quickly and Linda explains her subjects in such a way that understanding is made easier for a beginner in writing.
Creative Writing 2 hr Workshop
I was amazed by how much Linda fitted into the 2 hour workshop. I thoroughly enjoyed it and learnt so much. Thank you Linda
I had an absolutely brilliant time. I couldn’t believe how much I learnt in only a few hours. Linda really listened and gave positive advice and suggestions which were very welcome. I would highly recommend this experience and wouldn’t hesitate to book another with her.
Fantastic experience! In such a short space of time I learnt so much, if you only have time for one writing course make it this one. Only a longer course could be better!