Creative Practices for Writers

  • Course Tutor: Lucie Stevens
  • When: Tuesdays 7-9pm
  • Start date: 31 Oct 2017
  • Where: Another Country Kreuzberg
  • Number of Sessions: 5
  • Maximum Participants: 10
  • Cost: €90 inc VAT

Are you an expert procrastinator? Do you find it hard to write once you’ve sat down at the desk? Perhaps you’re not as focussed as you want to be, or your writing life has lost its joy. Creative Practices for Writers will help you overcome procrastination, self-doubt, fear and frustration, regardless of what genre you’re writing in. By learning a range of techniques and practices (besides the dreaded Pompodoro) you’ll become more productive and happier in your writing life.

During the course, we’ll identify the internal and external barriers and obstacles which inhibit your writing, and develop strategies to overcome them, explore techniques to create the physical, psychological and emotional environments you need to be more focused and motivated, so you can minimise procrastination. Together we will examine how you can manage your inner critic and fear of failure, helping you to overcome writer’s block, write courageously and produce your best work. In the duration of the course we will be practising methods to generate creative energy to make your writing more enjoyable and help sustain you during long or complex projects.

While this course will be taught in English, writers working in any language are welcome. The program is hands-on and includes writing-based exercises, both during the course and at home. Ideally, participants should allow at least two hours per week for exercises to be completed outside course hours.

Please note that we will not be workshopping any creative writing during this course. If you want to support the development of your creative work, take a look at the craft-based programs offered by The Reader Berlin.

Contact hello@thereaderberlin.com to sign up now.

 

Lucie Stevens is an Australian editor and writer who has worked with authors for over 10 years. In her pre-Berlin life, she was the Program and Publishing Manager at the Australian Society of Authors, and held various editorial and production roles in publishing houses. For the past two years, she has been working in Berlin with publisher Curved House Kids, helping kids learn in empowering and fun ways.

When she’s not wrangling other people’s words, Lucie writes fiction for children and young adults. She was awarded the NSW Writer’s Varuna Fellowship and an Emerging Writer’s Mentorship for her first manuscript. The content of this course covers many of the techniques Lucie wishes someone had taught her a decade ago. Read more about Lucie at www.luciestevens.com

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