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Free Writing for Beginners - Online - Nottingham Trent University

Free Writing for Beginners - Online - Nottingham Trent University

About the Course

This one-day 100% online workshop will help develop your understanding of free writing, addressing its many benefits and assessing how it can be useful for one's wellbeing and creativity.

The day will also examine its usefulness in contributing to current creative projects and overcoming challenges.

The course will include:

- online sessions with your tutor and fellow students (4 hours)
- time for you to complete project work (1 hour)
- and a break for lunch (1 hour) and quick breaks for refreshments.

The course is aimed at people who are interested in developing their writing skills, overcoming writers’ block and those who are wanting to use writing to help improve their overall wellbeing.

The course will feature both a theoretical understanding of what free writing is as well as provide a range of interactive and independent tasks, with support; the results of which may be useful for other projects and for building portfolios.

On this course, you will:

- complete short and longer tasks using prompts, picture and music
- look at different methods of free writing
- assess the benefits
- explore journaling, and learn how it can be applied to mindfulness and reflection
- build a dialogue around free writing.

What will I gain?

By the end of the course, you’ll have a clear understanding of free writing and its benefits.

You might also have the start of a collection of work suitable for further development, and the knowledge of how to tailor free-writing to suits your personal needs.

Level: Beginner

Tutor profile: Charlotte Baker is an author and an associate lecturer and PhD student at the University of Derby

She has an interest in horror, identification, true crime and fandom.

Charlotte has over thirty fictional and nonfictional publications.

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If you will be redeeming a CraftCourses gift voucher on this course, the voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

One day of quality online teaching by an experienced tutor.

Certificate of attendance upon completion.

Indicative class size: 10

What you will need

For this course you will need:

- access to Zoom on your computer
- a notepad and pen.

You might find it useful to read the following before or after the course:

- On writing (King, S.)
- Writing down the bones (Goldberg, N.)
- The emotional craft of fiction (Maass, D.)


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Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Hearing impaired
  • Limited mobility
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Vision impaired
  • Wheelchair users

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