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.
Mindfulness & Creative Writing – a writing tutorial with exercises
Use some key points of mindfulness practice to open up your creative writing
using focal points such as body awareness, gravity, ambience and the senses. Through five exercises you will create scenarios and characters moving from descriptive text and use of 3rd person and 1st person. You will get a 40 minute video tutorial plus a PDF with five self paced writing exercises.
Point of No Return - a writing tutorial with exercises
Create scenarios and characters triggered from the theme of the point of no return. This 40 minute Writing Tutorial explores the point of no return as a plot device and as a singular meditation of moment. You will get a 40 minute video tutorial plus a PDF with information and five self paced writing exercises plus links for you to further research.
Nouns and Verbs exercise
Noun and verbs exercise – play with language in a new and inventive way in this word bank exercise and enrich your descriptive writing and creative writing. 1 x PDF with exercises and 1 x short video via Youtube link in the PDF.
This is an extracted exercise from the Descriptive Text, Imagery and the Senses Course available in the online shop.
Build a Character exercise
Build a Character exercise – a three step exercise taking 15 minutes with further self paced development possible: create a character, show their environment and bring a lick of action. 1 x PDF and 1 x short MP3 audio.
This is an extracted exercise from the Short Story Course available in the online shop.
The Myth of Inspiration
A helpful 15 minute recording by the writer and teacher Linda Cleary on the myth of inspiration and how to work through common challenges and blocks. This recording covers many aspects of challenges common to all writers at any stage of their experience such as lack of inspiration, procrastination, running out of fuel, incomplete plot, self criticism, time management and more - and tips to resolve and to write! 1 x 15 minute MP3 audio. This is an extracted piece from the Descriptive Text, Imagery and the Senses Course available in the online shop.
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