Writing Coaching Programmes x4

R9,000.00 R7,200.00

Sign up for all four fourteen step coaching programmes with your own personal writing coach. Receive a 20% discount.

Before or after work each day, your coach will give you a few fundamental points of writing practice, encourage you to write, provide a prompt to get you going, and give you full personal feedback. If you do the programmes during the specified dates Jo-Anne and Richard will host an hour long webinar on the Saturdays.

1. Focus on scenes: start when it suits you and work at your own pace

2. The logic of story: 7 – 20 May

3. The vital role that set-ups and pay-offs play in any riveting story: 6 – 19 August

4. The dramatic possibilities that unpredictability gives us: 5 – 18 November

R 7200  – Approximately GBP 395, US$ 530, EURO 450. Click here for a currency converter.


Imagine you had your own personal writing coach.

Before or after work each day, your coach would give you a few fundamental points of writing practice, encourage you to write, provide a prompt to get you going, and give you full personal feedback.

The creative writing Coaching Programmes offer you the chance to form a writing discipline and develop your creativity. We provide a page of cogent notes to reconnect you with some essentials of writing, and a simple but challenging assignment – all designed to fit into a busy daily schedule.

Write whenever you have the chance: morning or evening, noon or early hours – we don’t care. Reading the notes and trying the assignment should take you no more than an hour. Every day, we’ll provide you with full feedback which is honest but kind, and guaranteed to develop your writing.

We’ll be running four Creative Writing Day-by-Day coaching programmes in 2018.

Your coaches

Jo-Anne Richards is an internationally published novelist with a PhD in Creative Writing from Wits University. Her novels include The Innocence of Roast Chicken, Touching the Lighthouse, Sad at the Edges, and My Brother’s Book and The Imagined Child. Six of her short stories have been published in collections. She ran the Honours programme and taught writing skills in the Wits University Journalism Department for fifteen years and has supervised in the Wits and Cape Town Creative Writing Masters.

Richard Beynon is a story consultant and an award-winning film and television scriptwriter with a long and accomplished career in the industry. He has written for – or headed the storytelling teams of – many of country’s most popular soaps, dramas and comedies. These include S’gudi snaysi, Going Up, Soul City, Isidingo, Scandal, Rhythm City and Isibaya. He has lectured on writing for film and television at Wits.

Sign up for all four two week coaching programmes, and make a real and lasting difference to your writing.