A CRASH COURSE IN CREATIVE WRITING!
Have you promised yourself that 2023 is going to be the year you finally start writing?
Can’t get to a retreat, but still want to make a start on your stories?
Busting to get those stories out of your head and onto the page?
Always wanted to write but don’t know where to start?
Whether you want to write fiction, memoir or screenplays, this online 6 workshop course covers all the elements essential to writing a good story.
Get all the hints and tips you need from someone who’s been working in the industry for over 20 years as both writer and editor. I’ll gently guide you through all the elements of narrative in fun, interactive classes that are guaranteed to get you writing.
Each workshop is 1.5 hours. These are not power point presentations but exciting classes where you will be writing and learning, asking questions and getting answers right from the very first session.
WORKSHOP 1 – YOUR STORIES Where do story ideas come from? What stories do you want to write? Areas of interest? Free writing. Using the five senses – Writing in scenes
WORKSHOP 2 – SETTING, World building, grounding your reader, setting the tone and using setting to illustrate emotion
WORKSHOP 3 – CHARACTER –Create complex characters and shape your plot around their goals WRITE A CHARACTER PORTRAIT and submit
WORKSHOP 4 – DIALOGUE – Get those characters talking but without the boring bits
WORKSHOP 5 – PLOT – keep readers turning pages conflict in every page. Learn my secret formula! S = H+ F
WORKSHOP 6 – SELF EDITING – writing is rewriting – scene lists, nitty gritty, cleaning up your sentences
SUBMIT a story for feedback.
Private links to all classes will be sent to you within a few days after you sign up. I’ll also be available to answer any quick questions via email and for an extra $50 you’ll get professional editorial feedback on up to 2000 words
Usually these kind of courses cost over $500! Sometimes thousands!
But I know most writers, or folk yearning to put pen to page, often have more dash than cash which is why I’m offering this special course for only $200.
With feedback on up to 2000 words – that you can use for one or two submissions – for an extra $50!! Bargain 🙂
When I’m pricing my retreats and workshops I always ask myself, would I pay that? And yes, for this course, I most certainly would! I wish this kind of course had been available when I first started writing. I’m so excited to be able to offer it to you now.
A CRASH COURSE IN CREATIVE WRITING
A 6 week crash course covering all the basics of narrative. Recorded online workshops AVAILABLE NOW!!
FEEDBACK ON YOUR WRITING
Professional advice on your writing up to 2000 words. CRASH COURSE IN CREATIVE WRITING participants only!
“Edwina, thank you for your course. So simple and yet so full of wisdom, guidance and learning.” Ian Minns – course participant 2023
“EDWINA is a great teacher of the craft of writing. Her style is a gentle approach and always enthusiastic, encouraging the students along, affirming and inspiring. The subject matter in this recent set of workshops is full to the brim of useful information to make the writer’s task that much easier and self-aware of their style. Ed is generous with her knowledge and eager to share. I recommend doing Edwina’s workshops if you are starting out or you just need a kick-start to get all fired up and enthusiastic about your already started projects, sitting gathering dust! Well worthwhile.” Kerry Parkes – course participant 2023
1. RELAX AND WRITE IN PARADISE JUNE 2- 4 2023
Amaroo On Mandalay MAGNETIC ISLAND. North Queensland
WORKSHOPS: Narrative technique focus, character and dialogue plus special introductory workshop on screenwriting! SEE HERE for all the information.
PAY YOUR DEPOSIT BY MARCH 31 for EARLY BIRD PRICES $580 twin share or $700 single room.
2. RELAX AND WRITE FEEDBACK AND REVISION RETREAT AUGUST 11 – 13 2023
Theosophical Society Retreat Centre SPRINGBROOK Gold Coast Hinterland
WORKSHOPS focus on feedback, self editing, structural issues, redrafting and the business side of writing. Best for those with a substantial amount of work done on a larger project or story collection.
PAY YOUR DEPOSIT by JUNE 30 for
EARLY BIRD $450,
Single rooms, share bathroom with one other woman. Great food!
3. LIFE WRITING RETREAT! OCTOBER 20 – 22 2023 – PLACES FILLING FAST!
THEOSOPHICAL SOCIETY RETREAT CENTRE. SPRINGBROOK – Gold Coast Hinterland
WORKSHOPS focus on memoir, autobiographical fiction, personal essays. Lots of writing exercises. Best suited for those writing from life and those just starting out on their writing adventures.
Pay your deposit by August 31 for EARLY BIRD$480, full price $520
Single rooms with bathrooms shared between two women.
I hope you find a retreat that’s just right for you. CONTACT ME for more info.
We always have a wonderful time! We’re a growing tribe of creative women. Come and join us!
You can book into any of the retreats for 2023 right now by dropping me a line and paying the $200 deposit. Please specify which retreat you’re interested in. Participant numbers are strictly limited so I can give everyone the attention they deserve.
Contact me with your retreat preference and I’ll send you my details to pay by direct deposit – preferred.
Or PAY YOUR DEPOSIT HERE and email me with your retreat preference.
Come along and join our group of happy campers! Treat yourself to a retreat this year. You deserve some time and space for just you and your writing.
“I feel transformed, as a writer and as a human being.”
Bianca Millroy – participant NANOWRIMO retreat 2019
“The fully-catered retreat environment was comfortable and stress-free. Edwina and her team create an atmosphere that encourages, motivates and inspires.”
Gay Liddington – participant NANOWRIMO retreat 2019
Contact Edwina ASAP for more details or if you’d like to come.
Better yet – get someone else to give you a wonderful present you’ll really enjoy.
You deserve some time and space for just you and your writing.
Please do get in touch if you’re struggling financially and we’ll work something out so you can come too. I first started these retreats because I couldn’t afford to go to any of the fancy ones we saw advertised, so the accommodation isn’t posh, but the workshops and people are first class! (We like to think so anyway)