Creative writing classes

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ABOUT THE CLASSES

Creative writing PRACTICE : These are supportive, informal classes with a focus on free-form writing exercises to get your creativity flowing. There’s no critiquing, no scary reading out, just getting words down on the page, building your confidence and nurturing your relationship with your creativity. Meet like minded people, chat about writing, and go home having written hundreds of words. I hold both beginners and regular classes.

“The activities were simple and showed how easy it is to create things, in even a short space of time. You created a nurturing space without any pressure to “produce” and that allowed it all to flow. Brilliant stuff.”

 

Creative writing FOCUS:  Concentrating on a different subject each month, these classes offer guidance, techniques, and focused practice to help you develop your writing. Subjects will range from where to find inspiration for your stories, plotting using the three-act structure, writing dialogue, creating believable characters, how to write a query letter, how to get an agent and more.

“Since taking the class I’ve felt much more focused. I’ve been much more open to ‘free flow’ writing and am much more aware of how my own inner voice can be my worst critic.”

SO WHICH CLASS IS RIGHT FOR YOU?

ARE YOU: 

An absolute beginner who hasn’t attended my classes before? Choose the Beginners Practice on September 7th or October 19th

Have you been to one of my classes before and want to continue your practice? Choose regular Practice classes on September 14 and November 2nd 

Are you looking for a daytime class? Choose my Tuesday afternoon classes, open to regulars and newcomers on September 5th, October 3rd and November 7th 

Are you looking to learn some technique and hone your skills? Choose the FOCUS classes on Thursday October 5 (POV and Tense) and November 9th  (Finding the time to write.)

“I felt quite exhilarated and really pleased I had summoned up the courage to attend.  It was great to chat about writing with other people and do some enjoyable and useful exercises.”

 

Got questions? Email me at nicolamostyn@gmail.com

 

COMING SOON…

ONE-TO-ONE MENTORING: Sometimes all you need in order to progress with a writing project is to talk to someone who understands the process.

I believe we all have a wise, patient, creative voice inside us that knows exactly what we need to do next, but it can be difficult to hear under the loud and anxious chatter of the inner critic.

In these one-hour mentoring sessions we’ll clear that noise. I’ll listen to you as you tell me what you are writing, and why, and what’s stopping you from making the kind of progress you want. We’ll discuss things that can help you achieve your writing goals, set realistic deadlines for the future, and re-ignite your love of writing, so that you can return to your project with a new, more confident perspective.

Interesting in creative mentoring? Email me at nicolamostyn@gmail.com for more information. 

 

Creative Writing WORK IN PROGRESS: 

Best for those who are have started stories or writing projects but have become demotivated by writing in a vacuum and are in need of a bit of human interaction and support..

Writing can be a lonely pursuit so getting out of the house to write in the company of others once in a while can be a real motivational tool. Bring your laptop, work on your current writing project, and have a chat with other writers on our structured breaks. Not only will you start the month as you mean to go on, you can also set writing goals for the coming month and receive regular motivation and encouragement. It’s like WeightWatchers, but for writers. (WordWatchers…?)

I am currently collecting expression of interest in the Work in progress class. Please email me at nicolamostyn@gmail.com if this is something you’d be interested in.