Menu of Creative Writing Courses & Other Courses Available

The Free Writers Centre website is now ready to view!!!
 

You can now buy courses online and follow the study materials via written exercises, audio and some video - also chat with other students via a forum and receive assessment from me for assignments.

There is also a blog, Twitter, Youtube (and soon a Facebook page) and the Members Area of the website will soon open offering online writing surgeries, chats, online literary salons and much more! 

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 You can view small introduction videos on my Youtube channel:
 https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCczh7mMCua_FJZP9J_mWZ_Q

Also here an outline of each course is given below. 



Creative Writing Course
with Linda Cleary

The Creative Writing course acts as an extended masterclass looking at various techniques and exercises to open up and improve writing skills, work with metaphor and imagery, create texts and narratives to given themes and word counts as well as free writing.

There is no criteria other than a willingness to open up one's writing; the course is designed that people of varying writing experience can participate and each draw their individual benefits.

Course hours
4 weeks (8 hour course)
One session per week (2 hour session)
Maximum number of participants: 15 people
Age group: for adults (17 yrs +)



Short Story Course
with Linda Cleary

for those who completed the 4 week Creative Writing course or who have proven writing skills.

This course focuses on work on character, voice, atmosphere and plot and we continue with further creative writing expansion techniques.

We also read published short stories for discussion and understanding format, focusing on the necessary elements for each student to produce a final draft of a 1000 word narrative.
Course hours
4 weeks (8 hour course)
One session per week (2 hour session)
Maximum number of participants: 10 people
Age group: for adults (17 yrs +)



Advanced Creative Writing Course
with Linda Cleary

This course is for those people who have completed the first course(s) with me
and for new students with demonstrated abilities.

It is an intense 4 session course with further creative writing writing exercises and discussion
to strengthen description, atmosphere and imagery;
we also work on several key topics each week such as contemporizing myth in writing, symbolism and surrealism, writing creative non fiction and strengthening editing skills
by working on review and critique as well as discussion and individual work.

Course hours
4 weeks (10 hour course)
4 sessions of 2 ½ hours each
Maximum number of participants: 10 people
Age group: for adults (17 yrs +)



Writing Monologue and Short Plays in Various Formats
with Linda Cleary

We look at the format of writing monologue and plays for stage, screen and radio and how to capture a character's authentic voice, find the central message of the text and prepare it for presentation.
Some experience in writing desired or previous completion of the first course in Creative Writing and Writing a Short Story.

Course hours
5 weeks (10 hour course)
5 sessions of 2 hours each
Maximum number of participants: 10 people
Age group: for adults (17 yrs +)




Exploring Freedom
a Creative Writing Course with Linda Cleary

Freedom – a much used word, certainly over the last 2 years. Yet freedom is a concept, perceived differently by each individual and with many gradients.

This 3 session course will explore the theme of freedom, creating texts and narratives spring boarding from that. Students will learn various master class exercises to open up and improve their writing skills and work with metaphor and imagery. We will also look over some selected texts for discussion and work.

There is no criteria other than a willingness to open up one are writing; the course is designed that people of varying writing experience can participate and each draw their individual benefits.

Course hours
3 sessions of 2 hours each
Maximum number of participants: 15 people
Age group: for adults (17 yrs +)




Course in Presentation of Written Word
with dramatic direction and mentoring by Linda Cleary

Bringing pre-developed pieces of text to performance level; either monologues or plays created on previous course OR other developed work intended for performance.

Each writer will be able to further draft their text with actors present to dramatise the pieces; working on voice, rhythm, projection, stance and movement, character, direction, re-writes, edits and staging requirements/technical needs.

The end result of these sessions will be to stage, or film and screen, the finished pieces.

Course hours
4 weeks (10 hour course)
4 sessions of 2 ½ hours each
Maximum number of participants: 10 people
Age group: for adults (17 yrs +)



NEW COURSE!  Dreams & Writing Course
This intensive 3 session Creative Writing course looks at how to use the alchemy of our own dream tapestry to weave into our creative writing. We can use our dreams to work on theme, characters and archetypes, dramatic structure and plot. We also look at how Jung dealt with dreams and drama and Dreamtime totems and the dreaming of landscape.




Private Tutoring
with Linda Cleary
Private tutoring is also available if there is space for me to take on another private client into my busy schedule. I work with you on an individually tailored programme, bringing in Creative Writing material from the courses OR/AND I work with you on your own writing; perhaps that novel that you are still working on, or finished and want it looking over, or a collection of short stories. Whatever it is that you wish to have assistance with.

2 comments:

  1. How can I register for a writing course ?

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  2. Dear Noura, thank you for your comment and interest in my courses. Please read the following post http://writerscentre.blogspot.co.uk/2014/10/winter-news.html dealing with my winter news and you can look out for new posts on the main home page of this blog for all updates. If you email me: thewriterscentre@gmail.com then I can also add you to the database to receive email notifications of all updates. Many thanks, Linda

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