Kickstart Your Creative Heart
★ Has your writing slowed or stalled over the summer? Your creative mojo and confidence gone AWOL?
★ Have you got that hopeful Autumn-term feeling but need structure, support and community to translate it into action?
★ Are you hoping to take part in NaNoWriMo this November but already feel intimidated by the prospect of such an epic undertaking?
★ Do you need structure, support and community to translate your writing resolutions into action?
If you’re feeling burnt-out, uncertain or just straight-up scared about how you can kickstart your creativity and confidence, be bolder and develop your voice, then join us in September 2018 for a month dedicated to connecting, creating and self-empowerment.
Past participants in Kickstart Your Creative Heart have proved that taking part increases creativity, confidence and ability to write regularly, with the majority confirming that their momentum, motivation and excitement about writing were all enhanced.
If you’re ready to make a realistic but powerful commitment to your writing, Kickstart Your Creative Heart can do the same for you too.
WHEN: Saturday 1st – Sunday 30th September 2018. You decide when and where to do each day’s tasks and – if you’re not available every day – you can work through the materials at your own pace. (But we find the best feedback for Kickstart Your Creative Heart comes from those who can commit to setting aside at least fifteen minutes for writing each day).
WHERE: The programme takes place entirely online, so – wherever you are in the world – we’d love to have you involved.
WHO: Women and non-binary people wanting to develop their creative confidence, motivation and momentum.
Maybe you’re between creative projects, or you want to rebuild your love and talent for writing after time away, or you’re uncertain about how to generate ideas, characters and atmosphere. The daily prompts and resources can support you to develop standalone stories and sketches, or combined to develop something longer, exploring new topics, techniques and themes along the way.
Although aimed at those writing fiction or poetry, the materials could also be used for those wanting to explore creative non-fiction.
Wherever you’re at in your writing journey, Kickstart Your Creative Heart will support you to create, connect with others on similar paths, and explore and strengthen your creative courage, passion and confidence.
What you'll get
For only £1 a day, you’ll get a month’s worth of exclusive content designed to Kickstart Your Creative Heart:
★ Daily emails with creative prompts, materials and exercises.
Every weekday, you’ll get a receive a prompt to use in that day’s writing, featuring everything from starter sentences and true-life tales to photography, soundtracks and other resources. Weekends will focus on self-discovery, exploration and care, including resources for building resilience, summoning your muse and overcoming the fear of sharing your work.
★ Exclusive access to a dedicated Facebook* group full of support and resources, so you can connect with other writers, and create a conversation and community tailored to your needs. We’ll also have a weekly option to share your work, and – though it’s not compulsory – past participants have found this to be one of the most transformative (if initially nerve-wracking!) aspects of the programme.
*If you’re not a Facebook user we suggest making a single-use account for use during the programme, as it’s the best way we’ve found for everyone to connect with each other compared to other platforms and forums.
Kickstart your creative heart this September: £30 (All elements as outlined above)
Kickstart your creative heart for the remainder of 2017: £180 (Payable in one transaction or via instalments)
Get the Kickstart Your Creative Heart programme as above to see you through September, then get three monthly one-on-one sessions with For Books’ Sake founder Jane Bradley, to protect and progress your creative voice and projects for the remainder of 2017.
You’ll get hourly Skype sessions in October, November and December, in which you’ll work to set intentions, explore and develop ways through whatever’s holding you back, and get the accountability, insight and support you need to see out the remainder of 2017 with creativity, confidence and courage.
Places for both tiers of Kickstart Your Creative Heart are limited, so avoid disappointment by booking today.
Ready to sign up to Kickstart Your Creative Heart? You can make your payment using the button below. Payment is via Paypal to keep your details safe and secure, and you can pay with a credit or debit card using the below button too.
If you are interested in participating in Kickstart Your Creative Heart, but unable to afford it, please get in touch as we may have a small number of subsidised and scholarship places available, subject to availability.
If you are interested in the Kickstart Your Creative Heart Coaching Package and want to pay in instalments, please get in touch so we can set up your payment plan.
Jane is a writer, editor, and the founder of For Books’ Sake. She delivers Write Like a Grrrl workshops across the North-West, as well as sessions on creativity, confidence and more for organisations including RECLAIM, LGBT Foundation, The Proud Trust, colleges, universities and schools. Jane’s writing has been published in anthlogies and literary journals, and her first play The Curse debuted in 2016. She has been longlisted for the Lucy Cavendish Prize for Fiction and a Young Enigma Award.
What they Say
About Kickstart Your Creative Heart:
“Thank you for creating, sharing and guiding Kickstart Your Creative Heart. It was a total joy to be part of, and I feel its transformed not just my writing practice but my writing itself. The prompts and tools are things I’ll come back to for other projects, or when I feel stuck. But for now, I’m dead pleased to be working on two projects, neither of which I would have discovered if it hadn’t been for particular exercises that were part of KYSCH.”
“Kickstart Your Creative Heart was really worth the money; it helped me overcome the fear of being creative and made me see that it is a worthwhile thing to spend and make time for.”
“I loved the prompts, but not just those – more the bits and pieces which went with them! Playlists, visuals, it really made me think about pushing my own research in new ways. I enjoyed the thoughtfulness of the weekends, and it great to network with other writers. Overall the course has made me think not just creatively but practically about how to get the writing time I need, something which is becoming ever more important in my life.”
“I love your commitment to supporting others to write. It makes me feel that if you care, I should care about writing too.”
“Thank you so much for your thoughtfulness and support of women writers. As a teacher I know how long a course like this takes to put together and you really went the extra mile.”
“By helping me to create action plans with realistic goals – whilst always focusing on self-care – I have managed to conquer so many of the hurdles that were holding me back and preventing me from enjoying my life. With her unfalteringly positive attitude and genuine understanding and empathy, Jane has helped me find the confidence to reach my potential and make positive and lasting changes to the way I live.”
“I feel very fortunate to have worked with Jane. She has a positive, fun and compassionate manner, providing a unique, empowering and wholly supportive approach. I have developed the confidence to pursue new creative opportunities, develop a writing and photography project and approach creative work with a sense of freedom and joy.”
Questions? Get in touch. Otherwise, sign up using the buttons above, then start counting down the days until September 1st!
Terms and Conditions
- In line with the standard for digital products like this, we’re unable to offer refunds.
- By signing up to take part in Kickstart Your Creative Heart, you agree to be bound by our community and content policy; that is, that sexism, racism, ageism, homophobia, transphobia, (dis)ableism or prejudice based on ethnicity, nationality, class, gender presentation, language ability, asylum status, religious affiliation or employment are against our core values and will not be tolerated in the platforms we moderate.