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Beat Writer's Block

Beat Writer's Block

This is a course for anyone who remembers the excitement of starting a writing project and just can’t seem to find the time or passion to get back to it.  

Beat Writer's Block is a one day workshop to help you find inspiration again. Along with your fellow coursemates, this day will be full of fun and laughter, (even if your project is a serious one!). 

If you’ve brought a project along, you will get the opportunity to share it with the class and discuss why you’re getting stuck, as well as learn techniques for bringing functional scenes or chapters to life. You’ll be able to take those strategies home with you and apply them to your work over and over again. If you come along with a blank notebook, ready to start a new project that is great too. You might even remember ideas you had in the past and decide to bring them back to life!

Led by an expert writing tutor, you will play relaxed games to get your creative brain firing as well as some high-speed writing challenges to help you uncover new ideas.

Course Content

On this course, you will:

  • Find new ways into old projects and new.
  • Reinvigorate your writing.
  • Learn ways to find inspiration even when if feels difficult.
  • Take your projects in new and challenging direction.
  • Develop a new level of creativity.
  • Have fun with your writing and learn to love it again.

Level

Writers at all levels.

Equipment

A notebook and pen, a print out (optional) of a project you would like to go back to but feel stuck.

CLASSES STARTING SOON

DATE DAY TIME (BST) DURATION TUTOR VENUE PRICE BOOKING
7 May Sun 10:30-17:00 1 day Kate Smurthwaite City Academy at 38 Rosebery Ave. £129.00
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7 May Sun 10:30-17:00 1 day Kate Smurthwaite City Academy at 38 Rosebery Ave., Farringdon £129.00
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PAYMENT OPTIONS

You are welcome to join the course up to the second class.

ONLINE & PHONE PAYMENTS

Online – To book your selected class/course online, just click Book Now next to your chosen class/course.
Phone – We would be happy to take your booking over the phone, just call us on 020 7042 8833.

CASH & CHEQUE PAYMENTS

Cash - You are welcome to pay cash, just come and see us at our office: City Academy, 38 Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R 4RN
Cheque - You can also pay by cheque by filling out this form (click here) and posting it to the address above.

10% DISCOUNT AVAILABLE

If you book 2 or more different classes/courses at a time we can offer you a 10% discount. If you wish to take advantage of this offer please enter 2ORMORE in the promotional code box when booking online or quote code when booking over the phone. Please note that this offer cannot be applied when you are booking two or more of the same class/course.

INDUSTRY TUTORS

City Academy tutors are experienced artists and performers that work in the industry. If your tutor's availability changes at short notice, our team will arrange for a suitable replacement and notify you in advance.

CANCELLATIONS POLICY

We offer a full refund or full credit of your original course if you cancel at least 72 hours before the start of your booking.
We cannot offer any refund if you cancel less than 72 hours before the start of your booking, or if you do not attend.
(For more information please see our terms and conditions)

DATE DAY TIME (BST) DURATION TUTOR VENUE PRICE BOOKING
7 May Sun 10:30-17:00 1 day Kate Smurthwaite City Academy at 38 Rosebery Ave., Farringdon £129.00
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29 Oct Sun 10:30-17:00 1 day Kate Smurthwaite City Academy at 10 Herbal Hill £129.00
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10 Dec Sun 10:30-17:00 1 day Kate Smurthwaite City Academy at 10 Herbal Hill £129.00
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PAYMENT OPTIONS

You are welcome to join the course up to the second class.

ONLINE & PHONE PAYMENTS

Online – To book your selected class/course online, just click Book Now next to your chosen class/course.
Phone – We would be happy to take your booking over the phone, just call us on 020 7042 8833.

CASH & CHEQUE PAYMENTS

Cash - You are welcome to pay cash, just come and see us at our office: City Academy, 38 Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R 4RN
Cheque - You can also pay by cheque by filling out this form (click here) and posting it to the address above.

10% DISCOUNT AVAILABLE

If you book 2 or more different classes/courses at a time we can offer you a 10% discount. If you wish to take advantage of this offer please enter 2ORMORE in the promotional code box when booking online or quote code when booking over the phone. Please note that this offer cannot be applied when you are booking two or more of the same class/course.

INDUSTRY TUTORS

City Academy tutors are experienced artists and performers that work in the industry. If your tutor's availability changes at short notice, our team will arrange for a suitable replacement and notify you in advance.

CANCELLATIONS POLICY

We offer a full refund or full credit of your original course if you cancel at least 72 hours before the start of your booking.
We cannot offer any refund if you cancel less than 72 hours before the start of your booking, or if you do not attend.
(For more information please see our terms and conditions)

All City Academy tutors are experienced professionals from theatre, film/TV and performance industries. So whilst they're training you they may also be rehearsing for a West End show or working on a movie. We like that and we do believe it makes a difference in class.

CREATIVE WRITING SUMMER SCHOOL

Kick-start your writing, whether you have an existing idea that you would like to develop or you’re still looking for inspiration on our Creative Writing Summer School

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