“Of all the things I could be doing, why do I feel compelled to write?” This is a question all writers ask at the start of their journey, and even during their lifetime. This nano course is dedicated to helping you establish your reason for writing. The lectures and exercises provided, encourage you to tease out ideas and goals, articulate aims and objectives, and understand why your story is worth sharing with the world! There are also some wider reading materials by the inspirational George Orwell — author of the famous essay, 'Why I Write'. The work you produce on this course can be used as a pick-me-up if you ever face that dreadful writers' block, lack a little confidence or feel demotivated. If you're taking an accredited creative writing course, consider adding the work you do here to your portfolio.
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The video in this lecture will take you through 24 questions centred around why you write. Each question will be on screen for approximately 30 seconds, but do feel free to pause and rewind if you need more time. Once you've completed this Q&A session, move onto the next lecture so you can collate your answers and develop a polished work of literature.
Remember, no honest answer is a wrong answer. This exercise is designed to get you thinking about your aims as a writer, your writing style and future projects, while simultaneously stimulating you're creativity, literacy development, critical thinking and reflexive practice.
Finally, this exercise has been a hit in many Scribble Ink workshops - writers have often described it as 'therapeutic' and 'fun'.
Film Courage is a creative hub featuring videos, podcasts and articles, bursting at the seems with stories and advice from industry professionals. The interview in this lecture was taken from a leading online content writer. Barrington's story will empower anyone who wants to write professionally, and is also an exemplary way to convey your 'why I write' story via film. Here's a link to the official online video, which also sign-post you to additional writing support: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OE6Ke_0Bq7M
In 2010, I founded Scribble Ink Story Consultancy - a social enterprise dedicated to mentoring writers throughout their creative process. Scribble Online is one of three core writing services delivered by Scribble Ink. It exists to provide learners with creative writing courses that are flexible, affordable and fun. Each nano course available is equivalent to a 1-2 hour workshop. Enrol today and share the many experiences my London-based writers enjoy during live sessions.
Feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions, including queries regarding AQA and Arts Award accreditations, publishing and marketing support, or other writing services.
I'm so glad you've chosen to invite me on your creative journey, and I look forward to supporting you!
Nadia Gasper, MA.
Scribble Ink: The Writers' Revelation Revolution.