WORKSHOPS & RETREATS
A weekend workshop that will awaken you to your inner writer and help you unlock the flow of your creativity. This transformational workshop will support you to access higher inspiration, ground your ideas, learn writing tools and gain confidence in your writing ability.
This workshop is for anyone who is serious about writing, who if not already writing, has a solid idea about what they want to write. This is a unique opportunity to really focus on your writing and achieve a new depth of creative expression while laying down the manuscript and being held accountable. Connect with the driving force of your inspiration so writing is a magical process. Gain tools and support to get your words onto the page.
This is the workshop for you if you’re near to completing a writing project, need support polishing, refining and pushing through to the finish line. A weekend work-out for experienced writers with a manuscript, ebook or other material that is nearly ready to be birthed into the world.
Connect with the driving force of your inspiration so writing is a magical process. Gain tools and support to get your words onto the page.
Join Azriel and Claire for a 7- week group intensive to harness the alchemical process of creativity and anchor your writing project into the world. This intensive will:
- Help you to awaken the inner writer
- Meet with and stay true to the consciousness of your project
- Develop powerful tools to express yourself
- Foil any sabotage patterns and the inner critic
You will also learn innovative writing techniques, refine your writing through creative exercises, while committing to your own daily writing practice and project, with mentored support.
This workshop is for anyone who is serious about writing, who if not already writing, has a solid idea about what they want to write. This is a unique opportunity to really focus on your writing and achieve a new depth of creative expression while laying down the manuscript and being held accountable.
FULL PROGRAM OUTLINE
Sunday 2 July afternoon Intensive 1- 5 pm Clarifying your Message and Writing Project
Individual discussion of each person’s project
Discover the core message of your writing
Beginning to tune into the consciousness of your project and the inner writer
Meditation with Sacred Sounds, to integrate into the heart of your project
Write a mission statement outlining the work
Sharing the mission statement to anchor your vision
Weekly Meetups 7.00 – 9.00 pm
WEEK 1 Thurs 6 July Deepening our Relationship with the Consciousness of the Work
Understanding the personality of the work
Surrendering to its voice
Grounding the guidance through a stream of consciousness writing exercise
Clarifying the next steps
WEEK 2 Thurs 13 July Unlocking the Inner Writer
Discovering who the inner writer really is
Learning to trust the inner writer so the writing process becomes effortless
Uncovering what blocks the writer
Writing exercises to anchor your inner writer
WEEK 3 Thurs 20 July Getting Down to Business
Writing basics and techniques
How to develop a through line
A discussion on the dangers of over-editing and how to keep your inspiration alive
WEEK 4 Thurs 27 July Uncovering What is Derailing You
Recognising your sabotage mechanisms
Learning tools to manage them
A simple recipe for inspiration and staying on track
Creative writing exercise around sabotage
WEEK 5 Thurs 3 August Deepening the Intimacy With Your Story
Checking in with the consciousness of the project to see if you’re on track
Learning how to drop beneath the surface and go deeper with your writing
Story structure and plot
WEEK 6 Thurs 10 August How to Bring Your Characters and Words Alive
How to make sure you’re telling the story that wants to be told
Profiling your characters
Fun writing exercises
Sunday 13 August afternoon Intensive 1-5 pm Problem Solving & The Next Steps
Individual discussion of the progress of each person’s project
Q & A identifying where you’re encountering problems with the writing process
Create a forward plan and structure for the next steps
Update the mission statement and share with the group
Meditation to find acceptance and commitment to the completion of the project
As part of this course you will need to commit to daily writing and be working on your writing project regularly. You will be supported in this with a buddy system.
This is an intimate group with a maximum of 12 participants
Early Bird Price: $500 if paid by 15 June
$50 nonrefundable deposit to secure your place. The course must be paid in full by 2 July.
Venue in Mullumbimby to be advised on booking.
For more information contact Claire on 0407 757 377 or Azriel on 0417 064 976
Individual one-on-one sessions are available as support throughout the course with both Claire or Azriel, at an extra cost.
About the presenters:
Claire Swinney is an author, mentor, metaphysical counsellor, group facilitator, and psychic advisor. She has been working with people and groups across Australia for over 28 years and has mentored successful authors. www.claireswinney.com.au
Azriel Re’Shel is a co-author, writer, editor and healing facilitator who has worked for the BBC, ABC, SBS and the Sunday Times, Perth. She currently works as a writer and editor with online positive media channel Uplift Connect. www.azrielreshel.com
“As a writing mentor, Claire has guided me through every spiritual and emotional roadblock I crashed into. Helping to strengthen my spiritual connection to my books, improve my clarity, focus, courage and commitment and enhance my ability to surrender to my characters and what they want to say and do. I could not have reached the breadth and depths I was supposed to reach without her.” – Jules Watson, author of 5 internationally published novels
“Thank you Azriel for your superb work in editing my book Inner Sky. Besides doing the important work of editing in the areas of grammar, syntax, spelling and punctuation, you really excelled in regards to refining the flow of the book and in the tightening of its content. Your keen eye and deep understanding of writing and editing greatly enhanced this work.” – Steven Layer, Author