These 7 units will take you step by step through the second-draft writing process, using the Wild Words method to consciously hone skills, until they can be practiced without effort, instinctually.
The skills contained within these 7 units will enable vivid, passionate and powerful writing. While you may be familiar with some of these subjects, at Wild Words we turn traditional creative writing on its head. Come with us further into the wilds to find out more…
Learn the differences between first, second and third person point of view, and the effects of using each. Then, play with the possibilities and limitations that each point-of-view offers via this unit’s experiments.
When we use colours, textures, smells, sounds and tastes in our writing, we bring it alive. But to do that we first have to learn to use all of our senses and to overcome associated fears along the way.
It’s only when we are in touch with the range of sensations in our bodies, that we are able to put them on the page, or describe them, for the reader or listener to experience. And to really know them we first have to get past our fears…
Not only the best poetry, but also the best prose, has movement and rhythm. Learn how to feel it in your body and appreciate it in the world around you, in order to pin it down on the page.
How do you choose how much detail to go into when you write or tell a story? When should you describe every little detail, and when just give an overview of events? This unit will provide the answers and give you a chance to try out various approaches.
Learn how to create characters with emotional, and psychological depth. Unique and believable, they’ll jump off the page or the tongue. Create a multi-layered character to take into your own writing project. You will also come away with an outline for a cast of characters.
Putting emotion into our writing, and enabling the reader to feel, is our primary goal as a writer. To be able to do that we first have to learn to stay in steady contact with a range of emotions. After that our challenge is to channel them on to the page.