Can you never find the time to sit and write? Do you stare at the blank page and the words just don't come? Does your inner critic attack every word you write so you're left with barely anything on the page? Do you feel you've lost your creative mojo?
Yet you know you have a story to tell...
No one sees the world or has an imagination quite like you. It's time to write YOUR story down.
The Art of Storytelling workshop will help you...
Get beyond the blank page: heighten your observational skills so you can write anytime, anywhere Learn your strengths: which storytelling elements come naturally, write to your strengths & add new elements Read as a writer: you'll understand how stories are constructed (without losing the magic) Give feedback to others and yourself: learn to offer constructive critique that encourages, rather than deflates Be part of a community: meet like-minded writers and form a support system to keep you going
You will learn...
To include elements of the writer's toolkit, such as characterisation, description, point of view, plot, and pacing. To write a story you can be proud of, one that grabs the reader.
‘Much more than a creative writing workshop. Beyond giving me tools to enrich my writing, it triggered a process of self-discovery that led me to uncover my deepest passions and true desires.' - Anya S.
‘The course was deeply inspiring and reinforced why I love the craft of writing. And, even more importantly, it motivated me to invest more time in my writing. The class provided a safe space to share work - which is both confronting and necessary to grow as a writer. Nadia taught me that I won't have great writing days every day, or even every other day, and that's OK... as long as I persist. - Sari Nossbaum
Acknowledgement in Jonah: House of Fish by Ilana Harris
Hi! I'm Nadia. I was the teenager whose parents got concerned calls from the English teacher because she believed what I wrote in my creative writing exercises. While this should have given me confidence ('Great, I write convincing prose!'), I felt exposed and this sent me underground for years. I wrote on the sly or sent postcard fiction (before it was a "thing") with outrageous holiday tales to friends and family to see whether they believed me. This formative experience made me passionate about helping writers write whatever they wanted to write in a safe and supportive environment.
+ MA in English Literature & Creative Writing, Bar-Ilan University + published fiction and memoir in literary journals & anthologies * fiction editor at the Ilanot Review * two interweaving novels are in the works
Testimonials 'Fascinating information and new techniques, engaging readings, fun writing prompts, and a teaching balance that works very well. I have re-ignited my creative juices, learnt a lot, and slipped back into the habit of writing every day! - Danny Verbov
'Nadia is a fantastic writing teacher. She cultivates a very warm and encouraging environment for writers. Her teaching style encourages one to dig deep and discover their writing potential. Her classes transformed my attitude to writing and motivated me to keep going.’ - Tanya M
'I would leave the sessions both inspired and full of practical tips and insights. The course has completely transformed my writing in so many ways. I loved it. Thank you! -I.H
'I’ve been writing quite a bit since the course finished, which I have to say was amazing. I feel it’s opened up an aspect of me that I didn’t know I had.’ - Phoebe Deklerk
Nadia, I just wanted to tell you how much I appreciated the workshop today. You are really good. You are a gifted, inspiring writer/teacher of writing. Thank you. - Bill Berk
What happens if I miss a session? It happens to the best of us. We make plans and life gets in the way. I get it. That's why I record sessions and you're welcome to watch or listen to a digital recording for up to two weeks afterwards.
I've never written creatively before. Is this the right workshop for me? We have all written in some form on another. If you are passionate about writing and want to write creatively, I would love to support you in any way I can. Email me or schedule a time to chat and we’ll figure out what will move you forward on your writing journey.
What is a live online workshop? A live online workshop means joining a video conference. It means you can attend the workshop virtually from the comfort of your own home. All you need, to be a part of the conversation are headphones, and access to video and audio on your phone or computer. Download the latest version on Zoom. You'll receive an invite to join the Zoom meeting via email. If you can't make it, you can always watch or listen to the recording.