Below you’ll find details of the latest, brand new, online course starting 1st January AND an exciting Christmas raffle in which you can win one of several prizes. For each ticket sold, £1 will be donated to SANDS Stillbirth and Neonatal Death charity. Scroll down to find out more.
Beginnings and Endings
In January I will be running a brand spanking new online course called Beginnings and Endings.
How it Works
Starting on January 1st, this course will run until 31st of January. Each week you’ll receive course notes that explain the theme for the week, and every day you will receive a brand new prompt, delivered straight into your email box, aimed at getting you putting pen to paper, fingers to keyboard to get a first draft of a poem, a piece of fiction or a piece of non fiction written. This is a no pressure course. You don’t have to produce anything if you don’t want to and we all know how life gets in the way sometimes so there is no need to post anything in the closed facebook group, which you will automatically be invited to.
The course is aimed at any level of writer, from beginners to more experienced writers. You’ll be able to join in discussions in the closed Facebook group, which will be moderated daily by myself. The group is friendly and welcoming and you’ll receive basic tips and advice from myself alongside lots of encouragement.
What’s it About?
January is the start of the year, a time to refocus and look at what we want to achieve over the months to come. This course will encourage you to think about first lines, first paragraphs, first stanzas, last paragraphs endings and that crucial last line. It’s all about the hook at the beginning and the punch at the end. But we’ll also be reflecting on, and writing about, your own personal beginnings, your first times, the endings in your life that have meant something to you as well as looking outwards to the beginnings of civilisations, the ends of eras and the state of the world in general.
Sounds like something you’d be interested in?
How to Sign Up
I now have a simple payment method in my shop where you can make a payment to sign up. If the email address you want your course materials sent to is different to your PayPal address, let me know by emailing me at email@example.com. To make things fair, and to make sure that my courses are available to those on lower incomes, I have a tiered pricing system. Details below. And don’t forget, you can sponsor a place for a writer who doesn’t have the money to sign up. What a great Christmas gift that would be! I currently have three sponsored places, so drop me a line at wendyprattfreelancewriter.com for details. You’ll not be interrogated.
Why I have given the option to pay more
Sponsored Place –
YOU CAN SPONSOR A PLACE
This year I am running a Christmas raffle with some brilliant prizes. Each ticket is £5 and £1 from every ticket sold will be donated to SANDS the Stillbirth and Neonatal Death charity, who do fantastic work supporting people like me, who have experienced baby loss.
The best bit:
- A gift voucher for one week’s mentoring to include critique and feedback on four poems, two writing prompts with feedback and a thirty minute one to one conducted via messenger. Worth £50
- Critique, guidance and feedback on three poems. Worth £24
- Two signed copies of my current collection with Valley Press. Worth £24 (including postage and packaging).
The draw will be on 17th December, and prizes will be posted on 18th December, the last UK Christmas postage date, so make sure you check your emails on the 17th so that I can get your details in time! You are quite welcome to buy a ticket if you don’t live in the UK, but please be aware that your prize won’t arrive until after Christmas.
How to buy a ticket
Simply head over to the shop where you’ll find a simple PayPal button for your purchase. Good luck, and thank you for helping me to make a donation to a charity that means so much to me.