These 7 units will take you step by step through the first-draft writing process. You’ll choose a project, learn to trust your natural storyteller and connect to the passion that will allow your story to flow.
In this introduction you receive an overview of the writer’s creative process. The important distinction between writing a first and second draft is also explained. Ready to go into the wild?
In order to write well, we have to be willing to go into the unknown. Associated with this is the need to rediscover our playfulness. Cultivate these two qualities and we prepare the ground for the story we need to tell to find its way into our awareness.
As writers, there is often no shortage of ideas. But how do we know which one to follow? Learn to identify the story you need to tell. Connect with the passion.
What plot and character elements need to be present in your story to make it work? In this unit we’ll make sure that your story has everything it needs.
Here we’ll learn how to lay down structural markers that will give you a secure base and the springboard to expansive writing, as you prepare to go into the first draft.
It’s time to trust your natural storyteller, and to write the first draft of your fiction or non-fiction book, your poetry or prose project. Here you’ll be provided with skills to negotiate any resistance or blocks that may come up during the process.
What limits, restricts or blocks your writing? Using examples from your own writing process, you’ll identify these saboteurs and learn how to move past them into flow.
What does it mean to find your voice as a writer? Here we explore this elusive concept, and come to understand its significance. Having found your distinctive voice – you’ll also be able to make use of that marketing your work using a website or social media.