Creative Writing - Find Yourself Through Journals & Letters

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Creative Writing - Find Yourself Through Journals & Letters

<p>Use creative writing to sort out your thoughts. At this workshop you’ll learn how to explore your feelings through journalling, letter writing and short fiction pieces.</p><p>As we go through our

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Course description

Use creative writing to sort out your thoughts. At this workshop you’ll learn how to explore your feelings through journalling, letter writing and short fiction pieces.

As we go through our busy lives often worrying about our current challenges, be it in our career, relationships, parenting or goals for the future, we may not feel quite at ease or content. Our thoughts often drift in and out as we get on with the tasks of daily living but we never quite shift the feeling of confusion.

How can we pin down our thoughts and make sense of them? Writing our thoughts and feelings down can capture and crystallize them and liberate us from confusion. We can build a greater understanding of ourselves and move forward. We can also explore our dreams and plans for the future.

In this course we will explore a number of writing forms as vehicles to capture our thoughts and feelings: journaling, letter-writing and short fiction pieces.

Please note that this course is not a substitute for psychological counselling but a creative outlet that enhances wellbeing.

A one-day workshop...
  • What is journaling? Explore how famous figures have used journaling and seek inspiration from them.
  • Explore how journaling can record our thoughts and feelings as a way to understand ourselves.
  • Explore how journaling can record our ideas for future dreams and plans.
  • How to write a letter to a hypothetical recipient about a challenging period in our life.
  • How to write a letter to a hypothetical recipient about our feelings about that person.
  • How to write a short piece of fiction or creative non-fiction to explore a challenging period in our life. Write in the third person and consider the use of metaphorical settings and themes.
Learning outcomes
  • Be able to create a journal as a way of understanding our own thoughts and feelings.
  • Be able to use a journal a way to explore ideas for future dreams and plans.
  • Be able to write a letter to a hypothetical recipient about a challenging period in your life.
  • Be able to write a short piece of fiction or creative non-fiction which explores a challenging period in your life.
Please come prepared...

Please bring a pen and note book.

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Course testimonials:

  • Tania said: Non threatening atmosphere and clear structure for the day...

  • Sean said: The course was very informative and Liz is a very knowledgeable and experienced tutor on the subject. I enjoyed the writing practices we did in class and the examples of writing from famous people Liz quoted... Liz also makes sure every student has a chance to contribute to the class and bring out their unique individuality and creativity. I learnt about the techniques of the different forms of writing in more detail. Liz, thank you very much for teaching us!

  • Jennifer said: The tutor was well organised and thoughtful. The day was well paced, covering everything in the course description without being rushed.