The Write Voice Creative Writing Course

Find Your Voice As A Writer

Are you guilty of spending more time talking about your writing, than actually sitting down and putting words to paper?

Do you find it difficult to start writing, not sure what medium to write for, or what to write?


Your writing coach and mentor is Daniel Dercksen, the driving force behind the successful independent training initiative The Writing Studio, a published film and theatre journalist of 30 years who has been teaching workshops in creative writing, playwriting and screenwriting throughout South Africa the past 19 years.

The Write Voice inspires you to get in touch with your creative self, find your purpose in writing and explore the endless possibilities you have to tell your story.

The Write Voice is ideal for first-time writers who would like to define their writing skills, and also recommended for seasoned writers who are trapped in the web of re-writes and unfinished projects, or lost in the maze of the daunting writing process.

This motivational and inspirational introspective odyssey will empower you with the write skills.

It is ideal for anyone who needs a jump start and take that step forward in writing creatively and explores the writing process and deconstructs writing fiction, non-fiction and journalism.

During the course you will have the opportunity to write a short story and get positive feedback through practical and motivational exercises.

The Write Voice explores

  • Who are you as a writer
  • Seven easy steps to make the most of your talent and develop your craft
  • Taking control and turning thoughts into words that will then be turned into action
  • Writing for different mediums

Our Proud Graduates include filmmakers John Barker (Spud 3: Learning to Fly, Bunny Chow and How To Steal a Million) and Henk Pretorius (Leading Lady, Bakgat, Fanie Fourie Se Lobola), producer screenwriter and filmmaker Sallas de Jager (Roepman, Verraaiers, Musiek vir die agtergrond and Stuur Groete aan Mannetjies Roux), award-winning playwright Neil Coppen (Abnormal Loads) and Jeremeo Le Cordeur (Tannie Dora Gaan Bos), novelists Lauren Beukes (Zoo City, The Shining Girl) Gary Hirson (The Magic That is Ours and Calm in Storm), Consuelo Roland (who received acclaim for her Lady Limbo Novel, and was Shortlisted for the Sunday Times Fiction Award and received an Honorary mention for the Olive Schreiner Prize for her novel The Good Cemetery Guide), Tenda Madima (whose collection of short stories, Ri khou dzedza, won the African Heritage Literature Award in 1997, and A Victim of Circumstances won the South African Translator’s Institute Literary Award in 2000), and Edmund Mhlongo (producer and renowned Artistic Director who is the founder of Ekhaya Multi Arts Centre, Kwa Mashu and won the Durban Theatre Award in 2005 for Community Theatre)

Contact us for more information and how to sign up for the correspondence course