Beating yourself up doesn’t help
It’s just like starting to exercise. You need:
To start small
Plenty of encouragement
Teeny tiny steps
Second time round and this is still the best creative writing course I’ve done
I feel like I’m developing as a writer… it’s by far the most pleasurable writing I’ve done.
Full price: £147
Coronavirus 2020 *stoptheworldIwanttogetoff* special:
£75 (approx $95 USD)
It has been so enlightening doing Charlie’s prompts… that blissful feeling when you sit down uninspired and the words suddenly come from nowhere.
It was life changing for me, as the commitment enabled me to gain confidence and make a do-able writing habit easy to establish. I gained the confidence to view myself as a writer.
Worksheets with exercises help you build confidence, mine for inspiration, develop ideas and more.
Bite-sized daily fiction writing 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.
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.
Explore what works for you
Start writing snippets of fiction very gently, in short timed bursts
Find time to write and set writing appointments
Investigate why you write
Start looking for inspiration
Write creatively daily, progressing to larger bursts
Make your writing dreams feel more manageable
Hunt through your life and old writing to salvage forgotten ideas
Continue writing a little every day
Circle back to explore your writing in more depth
Start developing story ideas and finding new possibilities in your work
Choose your own adventure
Choose to continue free-writing or write a complete short story
Brainstorm and develop ideas
Plan your own prompts and habits to keep motivation after the Detox
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 start now, where will you be in six weeks? Or six months?
In exactly the same place, not writing.
Previous bootcampers who didn’t believe they could ever write have been accepted onto prestigious mentoring programmes, finished novels, submitted them to agents, had stories published.
It isn’t a magic solution, but if you love writing and want to start again, and start feeling better about it, this first step might be for you.