PLEASE NOTE THE DATE OF THIS COURSE HAS BEEN CHANGED TO A NEW DATE FROM THE ONE ADVERTISED IN THE NSCC COURSE GUIDE. The new date is Sunday 22nd October.
From Blake to Rilke to Hollywood screenwriters, artists and writers repeatedly claim greater knowledge and insight when they sit down to practice their art. Tapping into the muse, collective unconscious, higher self, daimon or genius ? ... we put pen to paper, make a start, get out of our own way, and know stuff we didn't know before. Writing freely liberates not just your imagination but also your intelligence. Wisdom Writing is DIY life-coaching through regular writing: it gives you permission to speak, encouragement to be oneself, and supports close observation, accurate expression, telling the truth, creative solutions, the search for meaning... Learn what questions to ask, how metaphor deepens understanding, how to inspire yourself and others... and more. Guided exercises and assignments build confidence and establish your WW routine. Suitable for anyone interested in philosophy, personal growth, creative problem solving, or writing for the self-help market.
Suitable for anyone interested in philosophy, personal growth, creative writing generally, creative problem solving, or writing for the self-help market.
Janet is an award-winning novelist, short story writer, reviewer, essayist and poet who has an MA in Writing and has been teaching creative writing for more than 15 years. Her short stories (general fiction, romance, science-fiction) have appeared in various magazines and newspapers (eg. Woman’s Day, The West Australian) and her novel ‘Only Myself’ was published by HarperCollins. Janet studied English & Communication (BA), Librarianship (DipLib) and Writing (MA) at university, as well as script - writing at the AFTRS, and spent many years working in library management, public relations and corporate communications (including speech - writing) before turning to fiction and teaching. Janet runs her courses, seminars and workshops independently as well as through libraries and community centres and as an occasional guest presenter at universities. She was born in the UK, spent her adolescence in NZ, and, following a period of travelling the world, moved to Australia in 1989. Apart from books and writing, Janet’s other passions include the arts, wildlife and conservation, travel and gardening. She divides her time between Sydney and the Blue Mountains where she currently lives and where the play and novel she is writing are set.