Be Your Own Writing Coach.
The last year has been uniquely challenging for anyone working creatively. But even in less strange times, getting yourself going, and keeping going, is never easy for a writer. Whether the day job is demanding or the family wants you to put them first, whether rejections have wrecked your confidence or success has made you panic, all sorts of things can get in the way of the writing you really want to do. It can also be hard to choose between different projects, and even harder to know when to keep hammering away at a project, and when to throw in the towel and move on to something else.
In this tutorial we will think about ways to keep your confidence up and claim your right to write, and how to keep going over the long haul, in among the rest of ordinary life; we’ll also explore ways to cope with procrastination and writer’s block. You should leave with useful ways to think, helpful questions to ask yourself, and more confidence that your writing self is not a mysterious stranger, but something you can consciously work with.
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.