What’s On in March: Our flagship Creative Writing course, a free webinar, a Memoir Workshop, and more!

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This March, we’ve got something on offer for every kind of writer, and every kind of writing project. The month kicks off with our Power of Writing Course, specially designed for beginner writers. Don’t miss our flagship Creative Writing Course, or our Saturday Memoir Writing Workshop, with guest teacher Joanne Hichens. Watch the video above or scroll through the options below to find the perfect course for your writing needs.

Power of Writing 

A four-part introduction to the essentials of creative writing. The introductory Power of Writing course takes you to the heart of creative writing.

Over just four online modules, the course introduces you to a handful of creative writing’s essential skills.
Comprehensive feedback helps consolidate your mastery of these skills. Start a creative writing adventure today and learn the basics of dramatic writing. Cost: £45 / ZAR750

The Logic of Story Coaching Programme

The Logic of Story creative writing coaching programme will show you how a strong story is the basis for whatever you write.

You’ll gain an understanding of how story works, which in turn will give you the confidence of knowing exactly where you’re going.

Every day for fourteen days we provide a page of cogent notes and a simple but challenging assignment – all designed to fit into a busy daily schedule. Cost: £125 / ZAR2250

Free Webinar: How to turn the urge to write into a concrete writing project

An empty screen can produce such anxiety that your blood pressure can rise alarmingly, say scientists. So how do you edge past the anxiety? How can you turn the vague desire to write into a concrete writing project?

We are constantly approached by people with the urge to write – but no idea how to translate that desire into practice.

“I write in a journal every day, but how do I go from there into writing more seriously?” Or, “I want to write a book, but I have no idea where to start or what to do first.”

If this sounds anything like you, join our free webinar, where we’ll try to find at least some of the answers, and will hopefully get you filling those blank pages with the start of a novel, a memoir, or a short story.

Saturday Memoir Workshop

Join All About Writing’s Jo-Anne Richards and Joanne Hichens, author of recently released memoir, Death and the After Parties, for a virtual Saturday Writing Workshop focusing on memoir writing. It will be of equal benefit to more experienced writers wanting to augment their skills, and to those with no experience at all, who are looking for a place to start. Cost: £20 / ZAR325

Creative Writing Course

Master the secrets of creative writing and write the story you’ve always wanted to.

This comprehensive creative writing course is designed to provide you with the skills and tools every writer needs to tell your own story whether it’s a novel, short stories or creative non-fiction – biography or memoir. Start today on a journey that’ll last a lifetime. Cost: £ 450  / ZAR 7950

30-Day Writing Bootcamp

Expert advice, creative stimulation and writing practice every day for 30 days.

A self-guided programme to make you a better writer and help you establish a writing discipline. Includes an upgrade option for feedback on up to four exercises. Get creative and grow your writing today! Cost: £45 / ZAR795  

Indispensable Guide to Creative Writing

Take 20 steps to learn the skills that authors know. Our concise Indispensable Guide to Creative Writing will introduce you to the essential skills you need to write effective and compelling fiction or non-fiction whether you want to write a book, write for family, or simply to live a more creative life.

Includes an option to upgrade for feedback on up to four exercises. Lay the foundation of a writing life with this practical daily guide. Cost: £45 / ZAR795 

Mentoring Programme

Our Mentoring Programme is tailored to each writer’s needs and provides direct, one-on-one encouragement, support, substantial feedback and advice every month.

With their distinctive honest-but-kind approach, both Jo-Anne Richards and Richard Beynon provide notes on story, characters, structure,scenes, point of view and style.

Applications close 31 March. Email us to inquire.

Flash Fiction Challenge

All About Writing’s latest writing challenge offers the winner a literary assessment on 5000 words of writing worth R 2750 / £ 150 or a voucher to the same value to use on one of our courses or programmes.

Write no more than 250 words. Submit your entry here by midnight on 31 March 2021. Click here to read some challenge-specific writing tips.

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