This specialised coaching course guides writers on a deep personal journey into their writing, blocks, past experiences and future hopes
Students examine the creative process, explore aspects of themselves that may have been forgotten, and learn how to convert old writing baggage into future motivation.
Whether students are just starting out or extremely experienced, they will find this course to be reflective, informative, and reinvigorating. This course assists students to further define or even completely re-define their direction as a writer.
Students will learn a number of practical tools and techniques to help them on their writing journey well into the future. A must-do for all serious writers.
*Artist's Way at Work [After the publication of The Artists' Way, Julia Cameron and Mark Bryan, with Catherine Allen, wrote the best-seller The Artists' Way at Work: a twelve-week programme to help people work more creatively and effectively. Creativity coach Sally Mazak is a qualified AWAW facilitator.]
Course details: - One Intro and eight Coaching Sessions - Duration: Course must be completed within 8 and 10 weeks. This course requires regular submissions in a defined time-frame and is an important facet of the course - Start date: At any time; applications all year round via our website
Student assignments: Each session will require you to complete varying numbers of exercises, question responses and actions
Admission requirements: - Basic writing skills essential - Computer skills, e-mail and Internet access required - No previous tertiary qualification required
Course Curriculum Introduction What is creativity? Creativity coaching How creativity coaching works Not psychotherapy Your coach Distinguished creativity teachers What to expect Being a beginner What this course doesn't do Quotes are like 'eau de parfum' A tip for your weekly responses
Session 1 - Dabblers and doers Courage Why do you want to write? Using your voice The courageous writer Three exercises, two detailed questions and one action
Session 2 - What blocks? Pleased to meet you Blocks Anthropology Part 1 Stalling methods Your writing atmosphere Filling the form Four exercises, one detailed question and two actions
Session 3 - When I'm all grown up Who am I now? Free-flow writing Anthropology Part 2 Jealousy mapping Possibilities Three exercises, two detailed questions and two actions
Session 4 - Making it work for you Performance anxiety Adverse self-talk Managing creative anxiety Incantations and antidotes Four exercises, three detailed questions and two actions
Session 5 - Getting into it A solid step in the right direction Something in the air - atmosphere and environment A writing practice Planning to plan A writing practice - for now Three exercises, four questions
Session 6 - Seeing things differently Creativity - a two-part recipe What is creativity? I don't have a creative bone in my body A more common understanding of creativity The creative personality The process of creating - the creative response The nine steps of the creative response - in detail Great ideas when you're not in the mood The birth of ideas Netting ideas One exercise, four detailed questions and one action
Session 7 - Opposite inspirations Fuel for writing Anger as a map Determination Doing it for yourself Four exercises, three questions and one action
Session 8 - Make way, I'm coming through! Consolidation Know thyself Anthropology 3 Inner mentor/Your wise-self Keeping it fresh Final tips from your coach ____________________________________ How does the course work?
The course consists of one introduction and eight coaching sessions. Detailed notes covering the content of each coaching session are e-mailed to students. At the end of each session, students will be required to complete a number of tasks. In total, the course includes 25 Exercises, 21 questions and 10 actions, all of which count towards completion of the course. Once the set tasks have been completed, and e-mailed to the coach, feedback will be sent to the student and the session will be considered complete. The next session will then be e-mailed to the student. Exceptions may be made for students who would like to try Skype feedback. It will be available at specific times only, so availability is limited.
Conditions of the course: This is a specialised intensive personal development course for writers. It is unique to our college. Students will receive an SA Writers' College Certificate upon successful completion of the course, provided they meet the following conditions: Students must have completed all tasks The course must have been completed within 8-10 weeks from commencement date. Only 2x one week extensions are allowed. *Special consideration will be given to students requiring fortnightly sessions. This must be arranged prior to commencement and will be assessed on an individual basis. Students are expected to complete all sessions in consecutive order.
Minimum estimated time commitment:
There is no specific research required for this course. Any research can be done using Google or a similar search engine. Each session must be finished within the week (or fortnight if this has been agreed to at the start). After studying the session notes, the exercises should take between one and three hours to complete plus daily personal writing
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