NEW COURSES FOR 2016!
NEXT: BEGINNER'S MIND Creative Writing Course- How to tap into your primal creative capacities and take your writing to a whole new level.
For super experienced writers who have hit the plateau...or people who have never written a word- Beginner's Mind uses powerful and tested techniques to find and nurture your basic inner creative energies all too easily crushed and obscured by everyday living...
Sat 23rd July Sun 24th July
12 places maximum
Where: Bridport Dorset at the Creative Chapel
Book now at email@example.com
Deposit £49 Final Payment £99 Total= £148
COMPLETED: Sat 21st May 2016: the pitch doctors- how to write a high earning proposal
We were approached by a fellow writer to provide a course on the all important job of proposal writing- this is it. The game has changed in the last few years- you can't just turn in a couple of sides of A4 and hope your reputation will do the rest. Now the whole marketing team of the publishers will have to be persuaded and it starts with writing a killer proposal.
This will be a one day course in LONDON. Taught by Jason and Robert - who have earned over a million pounds with the proposals they have written- they provide their tried and tested method for writing a killer proposal along with industry professional, top literary agent Jon Elek of United Agents. Jon who started his publishing career at Penguin will be talking about the task from the agent/publishers angle. We will dissect several high earning non-fiction proposals that sold for over $300,000 in the US as well as high five figure earning proposals sold in the UK - none of which are available elsewhere.
This course will feature plenty of breaks between informative sessions- the centrepiece is learning the template for a highly successful proposal, discussion, exercises, and q and a with examples of proposals to take away.
Date: 21st May, location 82 Wentworth Street, London E1- near to Liverpool Street station and Aldgate East station. A maximum of 20-22 for this intensive informative event- already selling so book now with £50 deposit and £99 two weeks before course starts (total: £149.00). Book by calling 01308 423846 or by emailing bridportwriting @gmail.com
Sat 27 Feb 2016- COMPLETED!
A few comments by some of the nice people who came on the course:
" Excellent course...thanks again for an inspiring and motivating day - really enjoyable and I will keep an eye on your website for more gems in the future." Stephanie Colston
"Very Informative and helpful...enthusiastic and generous approach" Wayne Bennett
"Fascinating and enjoyable...thank you so much" Sue Neaves
"Thank you so much...very enjoyable and useful" Tom Daniel
(This was a fairly relaxed one day (5 hour) course for £40, limited to only 20 places. It was held in Bridport, Dorset.
Book by calling 01308 423846 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Sat and Sun 19+20 March 2016- COMPLETED
A few of the nice things they said after this course:
"Many thanks for a really useful and enjoyable couple of days." - Sandy Hashimi
"I thoroughly enjoyed the weekend writing course. What a fund of useful information and exercises; Thought provoking whilst at the same time 'clearing the way forward'. It was a very nice group wasn't it and I exchanged email contacts with one or two. I seemed to spend a lot of time laughing in the group exercise sessions when we paired up (hope I wasn't too rowdy)." - Lindsay Dowding
"I wanted to write and thank you both for an informative and interesting weekend. I feel inspired to finish my novel and ‘get all the stuff out there’ that I’ve been working on." - Ninette Hartley
"I did enjoy the weekend. Incredibly informative and useful, especially for a newbie writer. It's good to discuss with others too and make connections. You can't do any of that with books or magazines. And inspired to take techniques and ideas back to my writing desk." -Chris Rakoczi
"Thank you both for an entertaining, informative and productive workshop. I came away newly enthused and with a whole new palate of techniques that actually work." - Lee Wyles
This is a two day intensive course. The first day features a close look at our 'Fastfood Good Writer' method. Everyone writes 'thin' prose from time to time...so we really looked at what was going on. The assumption was that years of practice would 'fatten up' your writing. We, however, found a fastfood approach. Using four or five insanely simple but totally overlooked techniques we will powerfully shift your writing from 'thin' to 'excellent' in a few minutes. Yes- it really is that easy.
The second day is about taking a really close look at relationships rather than character and at story platform rather than 'plot'. So much nonsense has been talked about plot and character we evolved a completely new approach...come on the course and find out why.
There will be, if you want to take up the chance, a coaching/mentoring session with each participant- if you wish you can send in an example of your work you'd like us to look at- maybe a chapter or an outline- we can then talk about it privately on a one-to-one basis during the afternoon of the first or second day of the course. We find this much better and more productive that opening your work to random comments by other course members.
We will have our usual mix of instruction and insight from two pro writers who have been earning a living from fiction and non-fiction for nearly twenty years. This is combined with exercises with a gamelike element designed to bring home some very important lessons.
The first being: You are already a great writer...you just need to remove a few things that are getting in the way...
The fee is £150, includes individual instruction/mentoring limited to only 10 places. To be held in Bridport, Dorset.
There are only 4 places left, so book NOW by calling 01308 423846 or by emailing bridportwriting @gmail.com