Out on the Trail

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Out on the Trail

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Trust your natural storyteller

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.

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  • Delivered directly to your inbox over seven weeks.
  • Start dates for 2016: Monday 1st February, Monday 2nd May, Monday 3rd October.
  • (You'll automatically be registered for the next course start date, unless you inform us you'd like to enrol for another start date.)
  • Exclusive access to the Wild Words private Facebook Group.
  • Regular live group check-ins with Bridget.

Out on the Trail - Course Content

(INTRODUCTION TO OUT ON THE TRAIL)

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?

PREPARING FOR THE ARRIVAL OF THE BIG IDEA

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.

THE STORY YOU NEED TO TELL

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.

TELLING THE STORY IN SHORT FORM

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.

THE THREE-ACT STRUCTURE

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.

WRITING 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.

WORKING WITH BLOCK AND FLOW

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.

FINDING YOUR VOICE

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.