Own the writing process and take ownership of your story
Following in the tradition of 19 years of extensive workshops throughout South Africa, and courses internationally, The Write Fiction is an interactive course for writers who would like to write a novel or short story.
The Write Fiction is an interactive, intimate and introspective journey into the world of story, empowering you to take ownership of the creative journey, and creative expression.
What is the secret behind The Write Fiction?
The Write Fiction not only offers a journey into the world of story, but also an introspective exploration into what it takes to be a novelist and creative writer.
When you start writing a new story it is so easy to be overwhelmed by the intricate detail of what happens in the story – the parts that make up the story – that you forget about the whole story.
Rushing to write the first draft, you patch the details together and soon find that you have a story full of holes, or one that feels empty and does not live up what inspired the idea.
De-motivated and lost you soon lose interest in the idea and leave a potentially great story unfinished.
It is about story, the whole story, and nothing but that.
Detail comes later during the writing of the story.
Crafting the story to lay the foundation of a solid blue print begins long before you start writing the story.
Sometimes we get lost in the daunting process of turning abstract or vague ideas into a tangible story that is logical, cohesive and worth investing the time it takes to develop the story to its full dramatic, comedic or dynamic potential.
Always remember that in the end, we all serve the story.
The writer, the characters, the structure, the publisher all serve the story; the process of creating a story is bigger than you are so bow down to its magnitude and own the process without struggle or complexity.
If you own your story before writing it you will be able to complete a Top Sheet, a standard document that will be forwarded to potential producers, publishers and investors that will sum up what your story is about, why they should invest in your project, and how relevant it is, and if you have a winning Top Sheet you might even be commissioned to write the novel!