Find your purpose in writing
Explore the endless possibilities you have to tell your story
Express your creative self
“Thanks for being the catalyst and guide in my life story.
It was an amazing journey. I’ve emerged seeing the world differently.
Full of voices, ideas, characters, and stories.
From feeling uninspired and lazy, I now find that I can’t turn off my brain.
I have many new tools to use to explore, practice and hone my writing.
From practical suggestions on how to develop and organise ideas,
to structuring a story so that it reads like music,
I have come away excited, inspired and raring to write.”
Ruth Tearle, strategy and change management consultant, a trainer and a motivational speaker, who is the author of “Blackboards, Bubbles & Cappuccinos, ““Ride the Wild Tiger” and “Mastering Personal Change” www.ruthtearle.com
“If I did this course it some five or ten years ago,
so many things would have changed in my career, as well as life in general.”
Elelwani Ramaite-Mafadza, a lecturer at the University of Venda, as well as a researcher in the Indigenous Music and Oral History Project and involved in the CUPP project which is a project involved in rural development
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?
The Write Voice inspires you to get in touch with your creative self.
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 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.
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.
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)