Writer’s Block Detox

Monday 2nd – Sunday 29th October 2017

A 4-week online adventure to help you fall back in love with writing

 

You know you feel better, more creative and happier when you’re writing

…But you aren’t doing it.

Beating yourself up doesn’t help.

You still feel bad though, and you still don’t write.

It’s like starting to exercise: you need to small and build up.

Teeny Tiny Steps

Mon 2nd – Sun 29th October 2017

£147

(that’s around $200 USD)

Daily writing prompts delivered to your inbox

Exercises to help you build confidence, make time to write, mine for inspiration, develop ideas and more.

Live webinar/group video call where I’ll talk motivation, self belief and chat about your questions and concerns

Daily encouraging emails to help you believe you can do it!

It has been so enlightening doing Charlie’s prompts… that blissful feeling when you sit down uninspired and the words suddenly come from nowhere.

I feel like I’m developing as a writer… it’s by far the most pleasurable writing I’ve done.

Worksheets with exercises help you build confidence, mine for inspiration, develop ideas and more.

Bite-sized daily tasks (5-20 minutes) to get into a daily routine that’s manageable and feels good.

 

We’ll start gently and get you excited about writing again before building up slowly to bigger tasks. You decide how much you can manage; this is a no-shame zone.

It’s all online, and everything comes right into your inbox. You never have to think of something to write about, and can do the work when it suits you.

Week-By-Week Guide:

 

Everything is delivered to you on email, and it’s a self-study programme so that you can write at times that work for you. No scary sharing of work or marking – this is purely about getting you writing again and enjoying it without pressure.

This week is all about exploring and finding things that work for you.

 

You will:

Find time to write and set writing appointments

Investigate why you write, what you want to get from it and what your goals are

Start an inspiration notebook

Start writing very gently, in short timed bursts.

Now that you’re in the swing of things, this week is all about the writing.

 

You will:

  • Write daily, progressing to larger (but still manageable) bursts

  • Check in with your writing dreams and make them feel more manageable

  • Hunt through your life and old writing to salvage forgotten ideas

  • All this time you’ll be gathering more inspiration each day.

Time to see where those ideas could go.

 

You will:

  • Continue writing a little every day

  • Circle back to earlier prompts to investigate situations and characters in more depth

  • Start developing story ideas and finding new possibilities in your work

  • Decide whether you want to write mini stories or one larger story in the final week.

Choose your own adventure.

 

You will:

  • Decide whether you want to continue writing from daily prompts or write a longer story

  • Brainstorm ideas and work on developing them into satisfying scenes and stories

  • Be encouraged to finish at least one short story

  • Look at ongoing motivation and habits and create your own prompts for the future.

I did more creative writing in the past 4 weeks than in the previous 4 years! The timed writing was such an eye-opener.

 

I loved it… I have enjoyed the free writing more and discovered a love of dialogue and characters who are close the edge, either mentally or on the fringes of society

 

The worst thing about writing? Not actually doing it…

 

If you don’t say yes and start now, where will you be in six months? In exactly the same place, not writing.

 

This isn’t a magic solution, but my aim is to help you get going again and start to see and question the ways you get in your own way, to start to shift your relationship with writing.

 

Because you love writing, but you’ll never keep going if you feel bad about it.

 

Previous bootcampers have gone over time from not believing they could ever write to submitting finished novels to agents, and being accepted onto prestigious mentoring programmes. It’s the first step.

 

Because writing is almost always the answer to problems with writing, but you have to commit to writing and experience it to see how powerful it is.

 

You have to write.

I’ll provide a structure to help you start, and make it easy by suggesting what to write about each day. You just need to show up.

 

Are you in?

I do run into my own walls and I like that the simple tools provided show me a way around them.

Thanks Charlie for your long email, It’s so nice not to have to beat myself up about writing (there are so many things we torture ourselves about).

Writer's Block Detox EARLYBIRD

Ends Monday 18th September
£97
  • Daily writing prompts delivered to your inbox

  • Exercises to help you build confidence, make time to write, mine for inspiration, develop ideas and more.

  • Live webinar/group video call where I’ll talk motivation, self belief and chat about your questions and concerns

  • Regular encouragement on email to help you believe you can do it!

  • Monday 2nd – Sunday 29th October 2017 (and you’ll get to keep all materials to re-use in the future)

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