Smart Strategies for Successful Writers

WRITING X 461.20E

Learn to break through writer’s block and get to the heart of what inspires you to write.

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Classroom
Starting at $575.00
As few as 11 weeks
3.0

What you can learn.

  • Identify your personal writing blocks
  • Experiment with strategies and methods that help you break through blocks
  • Develop a personal plan tailored to address your personal writing needs and goals
  • Develop new work in response to class activities and prompts

About this course:

Most writers have no problem describing what they are working on: a novel, a screenplay, a memoir, personal essay, or poem. And yet many writers struggle to complete their work successfully. We lose our way, most often due to that insidious multi-headed entity: Resistance. Procrastination. Writer’s Block. The Brain Bully. No matter what you call it, it does the same thing: stops you from finishing your work to your own satisfaction. Just when your imagination ignites, The Insidious Thing renders you either silent or too afraid to move on. Almost every creative person confronts The Thing—but some people seem to have a secret weapon for combatting it. The good news? There is no secret weapon! There are simple techniques you can easily learn. In Smart Strategies for Successful Writers, you explore a variety of practices that offer concrete ways to escape the insidious voice that derails the creative process. You examine methods used by well-known writers and develop your own unique protocol that allow you to achieve optimum success with your work. This workshop is suitable for writers across genres (fiction; poetry; non-fiction; screenplay.) You have ample opportunity to experiment with new work and to move forward with your own work-in-progress. Dress comfortably and carry an open mind.

Fall 2019 Schedule

Available Format(s):

These courses meet in person and make use of an online presence to varying degrees.

Available
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Tuesday 7:00PM - 10:00PM
Location: UCLA
Instructor: Lesley Hyatt
369738
Fee:
$575.00
33 days left. Enroll by Sep 24, 2019
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Notes
No meeting Oct. 8. Enrollment limited to 20 students. Internet access required.
Refund Deadline
No refunds after September 29, 2019
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Book: On Writing by Stephen King
Schedule
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Date
Time
Location
Discussion
Tue Sep 24, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Rolfe Hall 3116
Discussion
Tue Oct 1, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Rolfe Hall 3116
Discussion
Tue Oct 15, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Rolfe Hall 3116
Discussion
Tue Oct 22, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Rolfe Hall 3116
Discussion
Tue Oct 29, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Rolfe Hall 3116
Discussion
Tue Nov 5, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Rolfe Hall 3116
Discussion
Tue Nov 12, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Rolfe Hall 3116
Discussion
Tue Nov 19, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Rolfe Hall 3116
Discussion
Tue Nov 26, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Rolfe Hall 3116
Discussion
Tue Dec 3, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Rolfe Hall 3116

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