Early bird special: Write the book you keep promising yourself you will

 In How to write a book, Invitations, Newsletters

We know it can be intimidating to take the first step towards writing that book you keep promising yourself you will.

You might find yourself staring at a blank page imagining the first word you write will be met with the most brutal criticism and you will be marked forever as a failure.

You might spend hours trying to find the perfect font or discover the house suddenly needs cleaning urgently.

We have all had these experiences but the only way to get past these feelings is to write. And with our flagship Creative Writing Course, you can gain all the skills you need to write fiction, memoir, or any other form of creative non-fiction in a supportive environment. The course is a great way to gain confidence in your writing so that you can stop putting off your writing project.

We have used all our experience – where we succeeded and where we failed – as well as the best writing advice the world has to offer, to give you what we wish we’d known twenty years ago.

Whether you are completely new to writing, or have been writing for some time and would like to improve, our Creative Writing Course will give you practical advice and get you writing confidently in scenes.

And we know it works. In twelve years, over fifty books, fiction and non-fiction, have been published by past participants.

Real-time on Monday and Thursday evenings

Our real-time Creative Writing Course accepts only six to eight participants. For five weeks, you’ll learn with a supportive group of companions, led each Monday and Thursday evening by Richard  Beynon or Jo-Anne Richards. Everyone will receive personal attention and feedback in every session, in our characteristic “honest, but kind” style, and there’s always time for discussion and questions.

The next course starts on 7 November, and we are also offering an early bird special of less 20% ending 14 October. The cost is ZAR6800 instead of ZAR8500 / £380 instead of £475. Take advantage of our early bird special and book soon as places are limited.

Online at your own pace

If you prefer to do things at your own pace you might like our online Creative Writing Course also starting on 7 November. You’ll be able to do it in your own time and you’ll receive personal feedback in every module. Early bird special of less 20% available until 14 October. The cost is ZAR5280 reduced from ZAR6600  /  £300 reduced from £375

As a previous participant, Ingrid van den Berg, said, ‘… this course has changed lives. We all sit with “that book” lying deep within us, though most of us remain too daunted, embarrassed and just plain inept to even get the first line down. Jo-Anne and Richard have (almost … they can’t write the whole book for you!) all the answers in their wonderful, warm, nurturing and “growing” writing courses.’

Join us and take the next step towards  getting ‘that book’ written.

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