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Free Your Creative Voice – Heartfelt Writing Weekend – 21st-22nd October

Take time out to focus on your creativity, get inspired, feed your soul, and pick up some new tips and tools to take your writing to the next level.

This inspiring weekend empowers you to get writing and stay writing.

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We’ll be covering new material, so this is suitable whether you’ve been on a previous weekend or if this is your first time coming along.

Throughout the weekend we’ll look at:

  • Getting your creativity flowing again
  • Building your inner confidence.
  • Reconnecting with the joy of writing.
  • Inspirational writing exercises.
  • Tips for deepening your writing.
  • Dealing with self-doubt and blocks.
  • Finding a writing routine that works and stays fun.

As always, this weekend will focus on how to write in a way that connects with other people, reaching into the deepest level of their being. This heartfelt writing has the power to change people’s lives. We will explore practical writing techniques from this deeper perspective.

Beautiful words and an understanding of craft are not enough – the substance under the words is what matters.

Here is some of the lovely feedback from previous Heartfelt Writing Weekends:

“It has been a hugely uplifting experience – funny, poignant and immensely enjoyable 2 days – and it has gone in a flash!” Laura Graham

“New ideas presented clearly and with humour and intelligence, and soul. Brilliant way to spend two days soaking up the inspiration.”

“Very inspiring exercises taught with tact, humour and grace.”

“Packed with helpful, practical tips and info. Uplifting and confidence inspiring.”

“Totally eye opening and lots of tips and tricks to writing that I didn’t know. Wonderful workshop, the right amount of learning and love!”

spiritual book

For those who don’t know me, I’m a poet with two published collections and an award winning screenwriter and playwright. I won the Claddagh Film Script Award, the BBC Writersroom Undercover competition and I’ve had two plays and a short film produced. I was a writer for two years on RTE’s flagship drama, Fair City, and the award winning teen drama Seacht. I also spent eight years working as a BBC script editor, five years as a freelance journalist and I have a Masters in Creative Writing. I’m currently one of this year’s Artists-in-Residence at the Belfast International Arts Festival. I’ve been mentoring and facilitating writing workshops for twelve years.

I wrote my first poem at the age of eight but stopped writing when a teacher praised my poem but said I could never have written something so good and it must have been copied. I stood at the front of the class in tears. The humiliation and criticism stopped me writing for the next fifteen years. Self doubt and fear of ridicule can block all writers, often for years, and I’m passionate about helping writers get their work into the world and not waste precious time.

Whether you’re writing a novel, screenplay, poetry, short stories or play, this weekend will help you approach your work in a fresh and deeper way.

Booking is essential as places are limited. Email deirdre.cartmill@yahoo.co.uk to book your place.

£30 deposit secures your place.

Venue:  Donegall St Pl, Belfast BT1 2FN

Dates: Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd October.

Time: 11am-5pm

Cost: £125 –  early bird price of £100 if you book by Monday 9th October.

You can pay the deposit (£32) or full amount (£127) via Paypal at the link below, or message me if you want to pay by cheque or bank transfer.

http://www.paypal.me/DCartmillWriter

 

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