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SPECIAL OFFER TIL 20 DEC 21 - 12 SESSION / £99 - SAVE £30 - One-to-One via Zoom - ‘Get That Novel Started’ Creative Writing and Bespoke Mentoring Courses

22 September 2021 - 23 December 2021
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This option is ideal for those with busy lives and schedules who want to get creative yet need a flexible platform to do so.

Course Number: 1-2-1-Zoom

Course length: 12 hours - completed to suit your schedule i.e. 6 x 2 hour sessions, 12 x 1 hour sessions, or a mix-and-match of both that works best for you.

(Bookings are fully flexible and rescheduleable).

Price: £10.75 per hour session / £21.50 per two hour session - payable in arrears, if preferable, via PayPal.

Usual Total Price for 12 hours: £129

SPECIAL END OF YEAR DEAL! All 12 hours for £99 (still fully flexible and rescheduleable) (£8.25 per hour - the price of two coffess a week); again, via PayPal.

Format: the dates and timings of each of the one-to-one Zoom video sessions can be tailored to your diary and be rescheduled (if needs be) at no extra cost, as I appreciate work and family commitments can swiftly change.

Session Days (subject to availability): Mondays to Sundays - seven days per week.

Course Description: This creative writing course is suitable for beginners or writers looking for a fresh injection of inspiration; is perfect for all genres and projects and also for those looking to write short stories. The sessions are taught through discussion, exercises, homework, critique, plus availability to answer questions/brainstorm etc.

We can work through the course developing your own idea/ideas as we go, or work session by session to develop the idea you already have.

Age: 16 or over.

Course Outline: In the comfort of your own home and in a fun, engaging, inspiring style, you will learn the nuts and bolts of the creative process and the necessary key ingredients – character, structure, discipline, plot, theme, drama, the creation of ideas, point of view, location, editing, rewrites, delivery, and the all-important strong, dramatic and satisfying conclusion that will leave your readers wanting more.

Bespoke Manuscript Development Option: Again, in the comfort of your home/at work/wherever, we can work specifically on the idea you have, developing it session by session, scene by scene, chapter by chapter, to ensure the story grows as you wish it to whilst including the key ingredients required in any novel to make it compelling and unputdownable e.g. great characters, descriptions, escalatio of drama, a plot rising in drama and laced with twists, building to a satisfying, resounding, thrilling ending.

With both the above options, from the get-go, you will begin to produce work to build your confidence, critiquing skills, the necessary thick-skin all writers must have, plus you will develop a writer’s work ethic and discipline to make your goals happen, seeing remarkable results each day. At the end of the six weeks, you will likely have produced the first ten-thousand words of your novel, and be fired up to continue towards your end target. And with the sessions being via Zoom, you can continue them onwards to maintain your momentum further.

How it works:

Following an inital free half hour chat to discuss your aims, goals and any questions you may have, we can then look to the diary.

Each of the sessions incorporates bespoke step-by-step guidance for your novel/project, homework critique, plus availability to answer further questions as and when they arise.

The benefits of one-to-one sessions are many, and certainly include:

1) Flexible days and times each week to suit your schedule.

2) Maximisation of tuition time i.e. on a group course, my time is divided by the number of students (sometimes up to 20), whereas via ‘one-to-one’, 100% of my time is dedicated to you and your project.

3) You’ll be in the comfort of your own home, (or at work/on the go) with no travelling to or from a venue.

4) Having someone to set deadlines to ensure your work progresses.

5) Having someone to help in the planning process i.e. setting a realistic first draft completion date.

6) Having someone passionately interested in your project to act as a sounding board, to encourage and spur you on - because you can do this!

7) Having encouragement, support and guidance from someone committed to making your project happen.

8) Fast-tracking (without any dip in quality) of where you can be in one month, three months, six months…

As a creative writing coach, my goal is to inspire, encourage and motivate via well-practised methods and insight to help you to achieve your goals.

Yes - your novel, memoir, biography, collection of short stories etc is totally achievable! You have the ideas and the desire, which means the rest will follow. And in no time, you’ll begin to see a structure, progression and the finish line, confirming your cherished project WILL happen - and in the foreseeable future.

I’m just guiding you along the creative path, and one-to-one sessions via Zoom are, for many people, the most efficient way to do so.

FAQ

Are there any course requirements? Yes, you’ll need basic written English skills to benefit from it, plus access to the internet for the exchange of homework etc.

Is previous creative writing experience required? No.

Are there any other costs? No

Is there anything I need? Just your own writing materials – pens, pencils, paper etc, and a mug of coffee 😊

What if a group is interested? No problem at all. Please email me and we can make the arrangements.

Should you have any further questions or would like to book your initial welcome chat - please message me via the contact form or email dominic@creative-writer.co.uk with your availability. We can then arrange a time to discuss, via Zoom, your aims and goals etc.

Or to enrol directly: please enter the course number and your preferred start date and time in the boxes above, then click ‘Buy Now’ which will take you through to your Paypal account.

It would be a pleasure to work with you on your creative project. For me, writing is the most wonderful, inspiring and fulfilling artistic expression, and to be able to share what I’ve learnt along the way is a pleasure.

And I genuinely feel - there’s never been a better time to get creative!

Thank you very much and I look forward to Zoom-meeting you soon.

Best wishes

Dominic

dominic@creative-writer.co.uk

Course Details

Date: 22 September 2021 - 23 December 2021
Time: 13:00 - 18:00
Location:
Cost: 105
Sessions: 6
Available Places: 150
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