Motivation and Inspiration
Guest tutor: Author and writing coach Emma Darwin
Date: Thursday September 24
Time: 2.30 – 4.30 pm
Get Writing and Keep Writing
Everyone knows about the terror of the blank page, but what about the terror of page 247? Or the terror of your second novel, while your first is out on submission to agents and publishers?
In this workshop we will look at how writing needs both inspiration and perspiration, how they interact – and how what you need can change as your writing develops. We’ll explore how to nurture confidence, what the whole ‘Muse’ thing is about, ways to make a space in your life for writing, and how to keep the seat of your pants on the seat of your chair. Along the way, we’ll check in with inner critics, anti-writing and must-write demons, and explore ways to keep them in their place.
There will be time for questions, and though we can’t promise that by the end you’ll have all the demons vanquished, you should have a deeper understanding of how to get going, and keep going, with your writing projects over the long term.
Assistance to writers on low incomes and/or from communities under represented in publishing
We are offering a free place on each of our online tutorials and Q & A sessions for UK based writers on low incomes and/or from under represented communities in publishing.
Writers may apply for a free place on one of the sessions by contacting BPA with a short bio and a summary of their writing career to date.
Please click here to Contact BPA with your application and in the case of writers on low incomes, proof of financial eligibility such as: Jobseeker’s Allowance; Disability Benefit; Income Support; Working Tax Credit; Child Tax Credit; Proof of being a full-time student; Housing benefit; Proof of being a full-time carer.
All details will be kept confidential. Decisions on who receives the free places rest with the BPA team not the tutors.