Feel Write: Creative Writing Inspired by Nature

Ref: C2346138

Imagination is a powerful tool for mental wellbeing. Not only are creativity and curiosity are effective motivators but sculpting original ideas can reward us with a sense of control. The natural world can also boost positivity, allowing us to feel grounded and calm. In this one-session course, students will be given pre-session prompts relating to outdoor observations (ie obtaining an item from your local park). You will then be encouraged to use these resources to practice descriptive writing and storytelling techniques, reflecting on the emotional and psychological benefits nature can bring. This course includes exercises, lecture, discussion, and a chance for students to share their stories and ideas.

Course aim

A series of guided exercises – utilising the theme of nature – that aim to teach and practice several techniques to achieve a more balanced state of mind.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for beginners and improvers

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Practise mindfulness whilst in the natural outdoors
  • Capture real world inspiration descriptively in a piece of writing
  • Construct characters that embody nature and positivity
  • Plan and draft a story that depicts positive interactions with nature

How will I be taught?

What kind of feedback can I expect?

What else do I need to know?

Writing Tools Also, collect an natural item from a local park or green place. This will be the inspiration for an exercise. Further instruction will follow before the course.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

What can I do next?

View full course information sheet

Feel Write: Creative Writing Inspired by Nature

Conditions

As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you enrol. Please check the details below to ensure you meet the basic eligibility critiera:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2021
  • You declare that the address you provide is correct and that you will provide evidence of this and your eligibility to live and work in the UK
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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