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Valerie Parv’s
Free The Writer In You
ON-LINE COURSE

Why do words come easily to some people, while you stare at a blank screen?

Are there techniques to make writing easier and more successful?

YES!   And the answers are in this course.

In 14 lessons you will learn to:

  • overcome the most common writing blocks
  • understand and use right and left brain skills to your best advantage
  • overcome traps like perfectionism and tomorrowitis
  • even write while you sleep

You’ll be guided through each lesson by your tutor, a published author of over 70 books with international sales of more than 25 million copies.

COURSE CONTENTS
Valerie Parv’s Free The Writer In You comprises 14 lessons with printer-friendly options so the notes form an invaluable reference source for you to keep, 28 assignments to return for helpful feedback, and optional reading to supplement your studies.


COURSE OUTLINE
General introduction
First things first –ideas on demand –matter versus manner – finding your theme – creativity self-check

Believing is seeing
The difference belief makes – new ways of seeing – change locations and methods – write your thoughts – thought switching

Right brain, right idea
Identify your inner writer – understanding right and left-brain functions – handling interruptions – five steps to creativity – your dominant side

Trust your inner writer
Mental workouts –fostering creativity – psychological safety and psychological freedom – rule breaking

Start seeing UFOS
The UFOS formula for writing success – the work of writing – how to focus on results

Excuses, excuses
Create your own deadlines – the only two excuses – the critic over the shoulder – disappearing words

The Perfectionist Trap
Five steps you can take – the research trap – the fear factor – the writer’s eye – overcoming tomorrowitis

Solving Creative Problems
The ISISI formula – ideation - hardening of the categories – identifying the work of the writing

Tools of the writing trade
Creativity workout – literary lightning rods – brainstorming – clustering – journals and notebooks

Daydream believers
Your imaginary camera – visualization – memory – the cognitive interview

Write while you sleep
Alpha – beta – delta – theta – importance of relaxation – capture the lightning – your intuitive edge

The incubation process
Idea triggers – the why questions - interviewing – your treasure file – stranger than fiction

Eureka moments on demand
Intuitive flashes – how to attract the lightning – the felt sense – the SIFT formula

Your writing environment
Budget your time – writing goals – the paddling duck syndrome –distractions and self talk

     
Your tutor

Valerie Parv BA, AIPC (Dip), is a writer, trainer and counselor who conducts seminars on creativity and all aspects of the writing craft throughout Australia.

Published since age 14, she has written 55 romance novels and 20 nonfiction books including The Art of Romance Writing, now in its fourth edition, and The Idea Factory, on which Free the Writer in You is based.

Her work has been translated into more than 20 languages.

In 2005 the Valerie Parv Award became an integral part of the calendar of Romance Writers of Australia, and is described by them as one of Australia’s most prestigious romance writing awards.

The winner of the Valerie Parv Award is mentored by Valerie during their award year and in the last year, four previous winners won or finaled in writing competitions in Australia and New Zealand.

 

 

 

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