Adult Education

The Joy of Writing: Creative Writing with Anne Mc Donald

Getting over ourselves to reconnect with the joy of creative writing

Course Outline:

  •  Writing, is it work or recreation? Is there a difference?
  •  Finding inspiration in the everyday. Keeping notes, making space and finding a rhythm.
  •  To submit or not to submit? Dealing with rejection, nerves and procrastination.
  • Time stealers. What distracts you from writing? Tools to deal with distractions.
  •  Challenges & Commitment. What will help? What will get in the way?
  •  Setting powerful goals. Participants will work on individual goals suited to their level and aspirations for their writing.

What draws you to favourite fairy-tales, poetry, stories and song lyrics and how these can be used to inspire you to write.

Gaining confidence in your own voice and replace fear of rejection with the joy of completing a piece.

 

This course will look at how the process of writing can help with well-being by working with memory, everyday surroundings and imagination. It will help participants to rediscover the joy of writing and set writing goals which are achievable, challenging and inspiring.

Participants will be invited to write with prompts given during the sessions and invited to write with weekly topics taken from their immediate surroundings.

The emphasis with each prompt is to have fun and to use writing as a way to communicate, articulate and develop individual voices and writing styles.

 

Each week participants will be invited to share their work in the format of “What I got done. What got in the way. What I got done instead.” This allows participants articulate if there is a pattern that has developed that takes them away from their writing and what they can to do refocus.

You will look what draws you to favourite fairy-tales, poetry, stories and song lyrics and how these can be used to inspire you to write.

You will also look at what the process of submission is depending on genre and individual aspirations. Through writing for well being, you will examine how writers can gain confidence in their own voice and replace fear of rejection with the joy of completing a piece.

This course is suitable to both those new to the course and students who have completed the course last term.

Duration: 10 weeks

Day: Wednesday 1.30 -3.30pm

Cost: €110

Starts: 17th January 2024

 

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