CREATIVE WRITING PRACTICE
‘I love writing and I want it to become a regular practice’
Course: Creative Writing Practice part 1
Format: one-to-one via email
Duration: six weeks
Course fee: R3 000
Suitable for: Writers who are committed to regular, ongoing practice and who want to hone their craft and learn more about the writing life. This programme is a natural follow-on from the Introduction to Creative Writing, but could also be a starting point for more experienced writers.
Aim: To provide more detailed instruction on selected aspects of the introductory course and to challenge writers to produce work that incorporates what they have learned.
Overview: A series of informative notes (see topics below) that focus on one aspect of writing at a time, with a related exercise and/or assignment.
What you get: Each week, for six consecutive weeks, you will receive an emailed document containing notes on an aspect of writing, as well as a related writing exercise or assignment, for which you will receive detailed written feedback.
How it works: Part one will be delivered on receipt of payment for the full programme. When the first assignment is submitted, I will return the feedback within three days, along with part two. Each subsequent section will be emailed as the previous section’s assignment is received.
Estimated time commitment: Two or three hours a week to complete the writing assignments.
Topics: Please note that I may switch the order of the notes, depending on your needs.
Week 1: Sensory detail and description
Week 2: Overcoming blocks
Week 3: Reading out loud
Week 4: In love with alliteration
Week 5: Show, don’t tell
Week 6: Finding your personal writing voice