Creative Writing

(Re-)Discover your creative spark

8-weeks online course (individual)

In English or German

Every writer has been in the situation where they feel stuck in their writing process – sometimes right at the beginning, sometimes after already spending hours on a project. The more stressed we become, the worse the situation will get. This Creative Writing online course will help you unlock your creative spark and addresses beginners as well as more experienced writers. Whether you do not know how to start your project or whether you battle with the feared writer’s block this course will (re-)connect you with the fun part of writing.

Over the eight weeks we will have three in-depth Zoom (or Skype) sessions: first to discuss your goals and aims, then to see how you have progressed. The last session will be a wrap-up where we check, which tools will be helpful for you in future and which problems you still need to address.

Each week you will get a bundle of personalised challenges and tasks. Some of them are just for you to have fun with, but each week I will also ask you to submit one piece of work. You will get in-depth feedback on your writing, especially focusing on the aspects we have discussed as the main goals you want to achieve.

The course is suitable for fiction and non-fiction writers.

Costs: 250GBP (200GBP for students and low-income writers)

About me:

I am a writer, artist and educator living in Oxford, UK. For ten years I have worked as a broadcasting journalist in Germany, whilst also finishing a PhD in History. I currently work as a copywriter, ghostwriter, editor, researcher and tutor for Creative Writing and German. I have published short stories and poetry in online magazines, research papers and magazine articles and as historic researcher was awarded “Winner Outstanding Paper in the 2018 Emerald Literati Awards“ for my research on historic narratives. I have also self-published a children’s novel in German.

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Writing Classes – More Information

Acrylic Painting for Beginners:

Next course: Sunday, 21 November 2021, 2pm – 5pm, Oxford

3h Saturday or Sunday painting class (2pm-5pm)

Learn all the basics and start your first painting:

  • Materials (brushes, pallet knife, paints, canvas vs paper, painting mediums)
  • Colour mixing
  • Painting techniques (from blending to visible brush strokes and structure)
  • Multi-media techniques (inks, acrylic markers, collage)
  • Composition and perspectives

All materials are included.

What to bring: Clothes that can get dirty or an apron. Ideas for a painting (for example a picture).

Costs: 35 Pounds