The act of writing is to share a part of your soul with the world
When you create a world through words, you invite your readers to join you on a journey. You promise to introduce them to people, places and experiences that you have assembled for them. Readers like to put themselves into the hands of a writer that makes them feel safe - a writer that seems to know where the story is going and how you are both going to reach the end - and if they also enjoy the journey, that's even better!
This invitation can be extended through different forms of writing - you may write a short poem that captures in a few words something about life that will touch your readers - that makes them feel they are not alone if they have also experienced this feeling.
You may want to tell a longer story in prose form - a short story or novel - where you need to assemble your characters and show your reader why they belong together, how they think and feel and why it matters that they complete the journey you have mapped out for them.
You may prefer visualising your story - in sound as a radio play, or visually as a theatre play or a film. Each of these genres has a particular style and format and learning about them might open up new possibilities for your writing that you haven't considered before.
Although some feedback will form part of each session, the course is not designed for writers who are looking for detailed feedback on their work. It aims to provide people with little or no writing experience an opportunity, above all, to WRITE - budding writers who would like an opportunity to see if writing creatively is something they want to build into their daily lives, as a hobby or as a basis for a more regular writing practice over the course of 8 weeks. It could also appeal to writers who have only written prose or poetry so far but would like to try other genres, or to 'stalled' writers who need some inspiration and a regular writing time to get the ink flowing again.
Please note that the only personal information I hold about you is the name and email address that you provide on the Contact page, and which are only ever used to contact you about workshops or other writing events. They are never shared with any third party without your express permission.