This course is for the book inside you that has not been made apparent. The long held dream. The dream of writing is often so precious, so dearly held, that it is avoided out a fear of failure. But with the right mentoring, the essential period of consternation passes and the truth of what you want to write begins to shine.
The initial inspiration is what fires us all to put pen to paper.
The perspiration required to finish a piece is needed.
This course takes you through From Inception to Conclusion of your first draft.
It is a course of six parts. All the composites of storytelling are covered and work shopped, and also how to put them together into a realisable form.
You sign up for these sessions when you are sure that you want to make a long term commitment, to literally stay the course.
The work will be to get you to commit to goals, to write in your own voice, to understand how narrative works and how to shape your stories. It is also designed to persuade you of what is already in you, to foster it to the point where you no longer need convincing and can fill empty pages and find time.
Suzanne has brought many beginning authors to publication. The writing is yours, the encouragement hers, the knowledge is exchanged until you know not only how to write, but what your story is.
Tell the story only you can tell. Trust the way you tell it. Stand with your story, in your hands, at the culmination.
This course runs over a ten month period.
It is available to a group of up to four people, on Zoom, or on location.
Currently Suzanne cannot host this but can take one to ones in the Cabin.
The sessions run to three hours with a break of one half hour.
Cost: Groups, 65 euros per participant. Suzanne reads a 1,000 word extract in advance of sessions. Notes provided. Participants also read the work of their colleagues.
Individuals: 150 euros per session. Suzanne reads a 2,000 word extract in advance of the session. Notes provided.