Courses For Writers



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If you have completed a draft of your story you can submit it for a polish / edit


The Write Journey

What you will learn in this course

  • You will turn the narrative in your head into action.
  • You will take an interactive, intimate, and introspective journey into the world of the story.
  • It will empower you to take ownership of the creative journey, and creative expression.
  • How to turn ideas into a success story while learning about yourself in the process.

Who is the course aimed at

  • Beginners
  • Experienced writers who are unsure of what they are writing
  • Writers who need discipline and motivation
  • Writers find the story they are writing is dull and lifeless.

Goals and Objectives

  • To lay the foundation of your story
  • To define and develop your characters
  • To structure and plot your story
  • To understand the process of writing your story
  • To write the first pages of your screenplay/novel

What does the course involve?

There are 12 Units in the course, and each unit has

  • Self-Tasks that you must research and complete in your own time.
  • Tasks that you must submit to your coach to make sure that you are on the right track – during this process, your coach is there to help you understand the material and solve problems.

What you need to have for this course

  • Access to the Internet
  • The course is done online, via email, offering a one-on-one interaction between yourself and your coach
  • Me-time and your imagination
  • Space to create

Who is the course aimed at

Writers who are ready to write their story.


The Write Voice

What you will learn in this course:

  • It will empower you to write a story that has meaning.
  • It will motivate and inspire you to write your story.
  • It inspires you to get in touch with your creative self
  • It is ideal for anyone who needs a jump start to take a step forward in writing creatively
  • It explores the writing process and deconstructs writing fiction, non-fiction, and journalism
  • You will balance left-brain logic and right-brain artistic expression

Who is the course aimed at

  • Writers who find it difficult to start writing, not sure what medium to write for, or what to write
  • 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.

Goals and Objectives

You will write a short story that will be evaluated and reviewed by your writing coach, Daniel Dercksen

What does the course involve?

There are 12 Units in the course, and each unit has

  • Self-Tasks that you must research and complete in your own time.
  • Tasks that you must submit to your coach to make sure that you are on the right track – during this process, your coach is there to help you understand the material and solve problems.

What you need to have for this course

  • Access to the Internet
  • The course is done online, via email, offering a one-on-one interaction between yourself and your coach
  • Your imagination
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The Drama Of Writing A Play

What you will learn in this course:

  • How to write a drama / musical for the stage
  • From inspiration to developing characters and plotting, to exploring theme and dialogue, to writing the first draft and taking ownership of your creation.

Who is the course aimed at

  • Writers who want to write for live theatre
  • Screenwriters and novelists who want to learn how to perfect dialogue

Goals and Objectives

Daniel Dercksen will use his play The Beauty Of Incomplete Things as a template throughout the course, Beauty was crafted over a period of 15 years and was eventually staged independently by Dercksen. 

What does the course involve?

There are 12 Units in the course, and each unit has

  • Self-Tasks that you must research and complete in your own time.
  • Tasks that you must submit to your coach to make sure that you are on the right track – during this process, your coach is there to help you understand the material and solve problems.

What you need to have for this course

  • Access to the Internet
  • The course is done online, via email, offering a one-on-one interaction between yourself and your coach
  • Your imagination

Film Appreciation & Evaluation

What you will learn in this course:

  • To help you understand the key dynamics of what film is made up of – technology, art, industry.
  • To really understand what contemporary cinema is made up
  • How to conceptualise your idea, develop characters, structure and plot the story, format,

Who is the course aimed at

  • Geared for absolute beginners to budding cinephiles
  • For professionals who need to be informed and conversant about the film industry
  • For the layman who wants to know as much as he/she can about the world of film for personal enjoyment
  • For those who want to venture into film journalism, film criticism of filmmaking

Goals and Objectives

  • Venture into the world of filmmaking as a film journalist screenwriter, filmmaker, or work as a Script Supervisor
  • Have the necessary tools of writing reviews that are meaningful and rewarding
  • At the end of the course, you will write a review that will be evaluated.

What does the course involve?

There are 12 Units in the course, and each unit has

  • Self-Tasks that you must research and complete in your own time.
  • Tasks that you must submit to your coach to make sure that you are on the right track – during this process, your coach is there to help you understand the material and solve problems.

What you need have for this course

  • Access to the Internet
  • The course is done online, via email, offering a one-on-one interaction between yourself and your coach
  • Your imagination
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Short Courses For Writers





Retreat for Writers

What you will learn in this retreat:

A personal journey into how to discipline the process of crafting your story, developing your idea, and characters, and plotting to create a story the world needs to experience.

Who is the retreat aimed at

  • If you need to break away from the hustle and bustle to write your story
  • Escape to the tranquil serenity of the Karoo, where you can share some me time with your characters and find yourself in the process.
  • Ideal for writers who have completed a draft of their story and need feedback and a polish/edit

What does the retreat involve?

  • The retreat accommodates whatever dates you need
  • It takes place at The Writing Studio in Prince Albert in the heart of the Karoo
  • You have to travel to Prince Albert and arrange for your own accommodation and meals
  • We can arrange transport to Prince Albert and back to Cape Town, and recommend suitable accommodation

What you will need for this retreat

  • You need to have a story you want to write