The Writer’s Block Detox

 

Writing makes you feel better, more creative and happier…

…but you just aren’t doing it

 Beating yourself up doesn’t help

It’s just like starting to exercise. You need:

  • To start small

  • Plenty of encouragement

  • Teeny tiny steps

  • Gradual build-up

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)

Four weeks of daily fiction writing prompts delivered to your inbox

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

Encouraging emails to help you believe you can do it!

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First prompt arrives straight away so you can start today

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.

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.

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

Get enthusiastic

  • 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

Develop 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.

 

You have to write.

 

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.

Sometimes though, you need a helping hand. I make it easy by cheering you on and suggesting what to write about each day. You just need to show up.

Join me and start to enjoy writing again

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).