Are You Ready for a New Approach To Creative Writing?


Judi Goodwin can help you access a level of creativity and fluency in your writing that you never dreamed possible.

Judi’s creative writing courses are unconventional, inspiring and fun. She believes everyone can write powerfully and creatively. All you need is the key to unlock the door.

Her aim is to help you strip away the layers of self-doubt and to enable you write from a place of honesty, truth and inspiration. Her Unleash Your Writing Power workshop has already empowered many hundreds of people from all walks of life to transform their approach to written communication.

So are you ready to leave behind the old habits of self-doubt, hesitation and writing in the same old way? Are you willing to drop the mask of conformity, to embrace who you really are and write from that truly authentic place?


Choose Your Courses

Dates

Location

Course

2016
1-3 Aug Great Missenden, Bucks First Time Writers Wicked Workshop
15-17 Aug Missenden Abbey, Bucks The A-Z of Creative Non-Fiction

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Unleash Your Writing Power

Unleash Your Writing Power is a course that has huge benefits for any type of writing. And in response to requests for “more please”, Judi has added a range of creative writing courses that include life writing, memoirs, fiction, journalism, family history and writing for happiness and well being.

Whether you are a beginner, or an experienced writer, get ready to discover skills you never realised you have.

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Writing for Pleasure and Publication

Judi runs courses on all aspects of creative and editorial writing.

There’s no such thing as writer’s block. That was invented in California by people who couldn’t write
Terry Pratchett

Don’t try and figure out what people want to hear from you; figure out what you want to say. It’s the one and only thing you have to offer.
Barbara Kingsolver

They Say…

  • “The Unleash Your Writing Power course was hugely helpful. It inspired me to write each day and gave me confidence. Ultimately I began a manuscript and stuck with it. I published my book on Amazon Kindle and it went straight to number 3 in Women’s Fiction.

    Your course is fantastic. I would encourage any aspiring writer to join you on this course. It’s an investment if you take your writing seriously.”

    Caroline James, Author www.carolinejamesauthor.co.uk

  • “Since the Unleash course I’ve done more features for Zest magazine and a new publication, Bodyfit. I’ve just had an opportunity to ghost write a book and am currently putting a proposal together.

    What I’m saying is thank you for your course – I recommend it to everyone who is looking for more confidence in their writing because that’s what it did for me.”

    Karen Hall, Freelance Journalist

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Life Writing and Memoirs

Writing about your life experiences can be enriching and rewarding—and your stories could be treasured by future generations. Judi will help you tell your tale in a way that engages and enchants your readers.

This workshop will help you to make you memoirs memorable and you will produce several completed pieces by the end of the course.

Also

  • Unleash Your Writing Power – to help you write fluently, evoke atmosphere, and add passion to your pages.
  • Interviewing for Family History – to help you gather memories and recollections from other family members.

When you die, others who think they know you will concoct things about you. Better pick up a pen and write it yourself, for you know yourself best.
Sholom Aleichem

They Say…

  • “You have enabled me to shift from diary writer to storyteller, showing me how to engage my readers in ways I’d never considered.

    Like an artist looking at landscape, you have opened my eyes to the way other authors write their autobiographies. I’ve developed a whole new interest in this subject and now read from a totally different perspective. I appreciate how you’ve taken such a deep interest in each of us, listened carefully to our creations and given thoughtful, considered and positive feedback.

    I feel inspired! I believe I can do it: I’m starting to believe I’m an author.”

    Margot Oakenby, Traveller

  • “An outstanding weekend. Finally I know I can do this. I have the material, the equipment and now the motivation and determination. All I need to do now is put my shapely bum on the chair. It’s up to me.”

    Dee Lee-Graham, London

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Writing for Happiness & Well Being

Dozens of experiments around the world have proved that writing about thoughts, emotions and experiences can be beneficial to physical and mental health. Writing has helped people find jobs, improve college grades and reduce anxiety and depression.

Judi specialises in Writing for Well Being and has worked with life term prisoners, people with mental health issues and people with AIDS and HIV. She is a qualified NLP Practitioner, a member of Lapidus and is studying for accreditation as a Life Coach.

Holistic writing courses that can help you discover and develop yourself:

Knowing yourself is the key to all wisdom
Aristotle

It’s not a bad idea to get into the habit of writing down one’s thoughts. It saves one having to bother anyone else with them
Isabel Colegate

They Say…

  • “My writers’ weekend has been an eye-opener. It was and wasn’t what I expected. I learned a lot and met some amazing people. I wrote from my heart and dug into my subconscious, surprised at what I found.

    Most of all, it was the encouragement of my fellow classmates that gave me confidence. We all have something different and unique to offer if we just open up and allow ourselves to be seen. Funny, poignant, thought-provoking and full of emotion, we are all powerful people when we allow ourselves to be. ”

    Zoe Basil – Aspiring Children’s Author

  • “Your writing class is one of the best thing I’ve done for myself in years! Not only did I learn about writing from the heart, I learned about me in the process.”

    Sally Burk, a Canadian living in Wilmslow, Cheshire.

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Writing Courses for Groups

Whatever kind of group you belong to, Judi can tailor a course that will take your writing and communication skills to a new level.

For Writing Groups: Learn how to bring freshness and a host of new techniques to all your future sessions. Judi will help you with the art of honest feedback to encourage and support each other, and at the same time empower you with more confidence and creativity in your writing.

For Other Groups: Including Social Clubs, Special Interest Groups, Drop In Centres, or any band of buddies who want to extend their personal and/or professional writing abilities. Judi can bring you a day of fun, learning and development that you will long remember. It’s better than an Away Day. And no hangover!

The ideal group size is up to ten people, and the costs are very affordable. More information here.

Writing is a solo activity but it doesn’t have to be solitary, If you are not already a member of a writing group – and you’d like to be – check out the location of your nearest group through the National Association of Writers’ Groups. They already have thousands of enthusiastic members offering friendship, support and advice.

We cannot accomplish all that we need to do without working together.
Bill Richardson

They Say…

  • “A positive and enjoyable two days. The group became more cohesive as the course progressed and we enjoyed learning together from an inspirational tutor.

    We have since included some of the very useful exercises in our monthly meeting and the constructive feedback and the shared learning continues to be a source of inspiration. I now feel more confident and less inhibited in my writing and there’s no doubt the course has enhanced our creativity.”

    Sue Stocks, Lincoln U3A

  • “Judi’s course unleashed the psyche. Our hands and minds were given wings.”

    Liz Aldridge, Lincoln U3A

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About Judi

Judi is committed to helping people become the best they can be. She combines a wealth of experience in journalism and a whole-person approach, using coaching techniques to help students overcome their personal hurdles.

She began her training career more than 20 years ago with the University of Manchester and now runs writing and creativity courses for colleges, universities and writing groups as well as for commercial and not for profit organisations. Her client list includes the National Association of Writers’ Groups, National Union of Journalists, Spice Adventure Activities Club, Stockport Well Being Centre, HM Prison Styal, and The Big Issue.

She has regularly contributed to The Daily Telegraph, Radio Times, Manchester Evening News and BBC Woman’s Hour. Her most challenging assignment was teaching interviewing techniques to Romanian journalists who spoke no English – she speaks no Romanian.

She holds the Certificate in Training and Development and is a qualified NLP Practitioner. She is a Member of the Lapidus Writing for Well Being organization, and is currently studying for Accreditation as a Life Coach.

Judi Goodwin also runs courses for professionals in journalistic skills, PR, business writing and jargon busting. More information here.