Welcome to Starting to Write: A Creative Writing Course for Beginners
  • A one minute writing activity to get you started
  • What's this course all about and who is it for?
  • An overview of the course and a bit about me
  • How to download resources
  • Starting Words
  • A quick reminder of the Starting Words exercise
  • How to approach this course
  • What equipment do I need?
  • What we covered in this section
Start writing
  • Word Sketches
  • How can I help you?
  • Sense Impressions
  • Noticing things
  • What we did in the 'Start Writing' section
On the Road
  • Introduction to on the road
  • Go outside
  • Writing in cafés and on trains
  • A quick summary of 'On the Road'
Start where you are
  • Introduction to start where you are
  • Getting over yourself
  • Don’t wait until you feel like it
  • Turning up
  • Create a space
  • What we covered in 'Start Where You Are'
  • Test what you know so far
Drafting and Redrafting
  • Introduction to drafting and redrafting
  • Have a go at drafting and redrafting
  • Weather writing
  • What we did in the drafting and redrafting section
What next?
  • Introduction to What Next?
  • Your Writing Habit and Writing Prompts
  • Ways to connect with other writers
  • You did it! Now keep writing.
Your Challenges
  • Your Writing Calendar Challenge
  • Your Writing Goals Challenge
  • Your Gratitude Challenge
Bonus section
  • Here's how to connect with me
  • The Power of Dedicated Writing Time
  • A writing prompt to use when you've run out of ideas
  • Looking at the world with a writer's eyes
  • Your Two Free Books
  • The Best Time to Plant a Tree