Start the year writing

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You only ever climb the mountain by… climbing the mountain. There’s no getting away from that. Likewise, you only ever write the book by… writing the book.

But as every mountaineer can attest, it pays to train and equip yourself as diligently and creatively as you can before you tackle your own personal Matterhorn.

Which is precisely where we at Allaboutwriting come in. You’ve set your eyes on what might sometimes appear to be the impossible summit – but we provide the ropes, the crampons, the encouragement and, if you need it, the route map.

It’s a new year – so set your sights high, and prepare for the adventure ahead with one or other of the courses or retreats we offer. Here they are:

10-Day Writing Workout

From 22 to 31 January

We’re offering a practical way to set your new year intentions in motion, from the very first month. Not only will our workout give you the discipline of daily writing practice, it will up your game and raise your confidence to a new level.

A solid piece of advice, followed by a simple but challenging writing exercise, will warm you up for bigger writing challenges. You’ll receive personal feedback every day and lengthier feedback on two of the assignments.

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Power of Writing

Online from anywhere in the world – Start when it suits you

This four module creative writing course encourages students to express themselves confidently  by mastering the essential skills of creative writing. For anyone with an interest in creative writing or exploring their creativity.

We’ve wrapped the theory around a series of practical writing exercises.

You will receive personal and individual feedback from Richard and Jo-Anne on three assignments.

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Flagship Creative Writing Course

Parkview, Johannesburg:  6 February – 3 April, Monday evenings

Newlands, Cape Town: 6 February – 3 April, Monday evenings

Eight face-to-face sessions that tackle a key skill and challenge participants with carefully crafted writing exercises, to which we’ll give immediate feedback.

Do you have an idea for a book or a short story you would love to be writing, or a project you are struggling with? Or do you simply have a powerful urge to re-engage with your creative self?

Here’s a course designed to provide you with the skills and the encouragement every writer needs to tell your own story.

We take a non-formulaic approach distinguished by the personal attention and feedback we give each participant in every session.

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Online Creative Writing Course

Online from anywhere in the world: Sarting 6 February

 Do you have an idea for a book, a screenplay, a short story you would love to be writing, or a project you are struggling with? Or do you simply have a powerful urge to re-engage with your creative self?

Here’s a course designed to provide you with the skills and the encouragement every writer needs to tell your own story.

The course is aimed at both those with a book in them as well as those who just want to exercise their creativity, enhance their reading experience or have a bit of literary fun.

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Weekend Retreat

Friday 24 March to Sunday 26 March 

 Temenos, McGregor, Western Cape

This is what you’ve always wished for – an escape from your busy life, from cell phones, children and partners … To think. To day-dream. To be creative. Most importantly, to write.

Join us on our weekend Writing Retreat at Temenos, in McGregor in the Western Cape. The weekend promises a creative boost to get your writing going, to re-ignite a stalled project or push it forward substantially.

We’ll schedule stimulating seminars on writing process, but you’ll have plenty of time to do your own writing too. Novelist Jo-Anne Richards and screen and scriptwriter Richard Beynon will be constantly on hand to prompt, mentor and critique participants.

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Venice Writing Retreat

Wednesday 6 September to Wednesday 13 September

Venice, Italy

This retreat will give you something infinitely precious – time out of your busy daily life and responsibilities – and the space to work on your own writing in an inspiring environment. We will provide a short daily talk and discussion for the group and individual daily mentoring. To those who don’t have an existing project, we offer daily creative exercises with feedback, or the opportunity to brainstorm.

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Here’s a complete list of what Allaboutwriting has to offer in 2017

Email us for more information and to sign up for any of our 2017 writing adventures

 

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