Workshops

I run a range of workshops, from oil painting to stitch to creative writing. At present, my teaching is mostly online, in the Celtic Dreamcatcher Academy. Some examples are below. Please contact me for your group or individual workshop requirements.


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Writing the Wild
Learn how to express your love of the natural world with creative nature writing tuition

Would you like to write more creatively about nature but don't know how? Perhaps you are wary of sounding corny or pretentious. Or you want to avoid sounding too dry while still conveying your message clearly.

It is possible to use lyrical prose without sounding melodramatic. It's just a matter of knowing where to stop. Today's nature and environmental writing isn't about purple prose and navel-gazing. The best writers use plain language and clear ideas.

You can start at any time, anywhere in the world!

In this course, comprising videos, downloads and podcasts, you will read examples of excellent writing about the natural world from the past and present, and learn how to improve your own style – and to find your own voice. You will complete exercises designed to stimulate your own creativity and learn how to write pieces that will inspire and engage your readers.

You can also hear from professional writers on how they overcome writer's block and come up with new ideas to progress their work!

Best of all, you can work at your own pace, in a place of your choosing, without the pressure of deadlines and the embarrassment of having to share your work with other students before you feel it is ready. You can start at any time, anywhere in the world.

There are no deadlines; no pressure!

Your tutor, Dr Lynn Parr, has a master's degree in writing about nature and place, and has taught creative writing, including nature writing, at university level. The founder and editor of The Curlew, she has been a professional writer and editor for many years.

At the end of the course, you will have the confidence and skills to take your writing to a new level of professionalism. The skills taught in this course can also be applied to writing novels, poetry and non-fiction.


What students say
Students of a shorter version of this course have gone on to be published in both print and online publications, and some have even won awards.

Comments from students:
“I am really enjoying stretching myself and finding out what I can do.”
“I am much more confident about my writing now, thanks to your help.”
“This course has really helped me focus my writing on what I want to achieve”
"Fantastic! I never had the confidence to show anyone my writing before, but you've shown me what's possible."

Go to the Celtic Dreamcatcher Academy to enroll today!


Go on: follow your dream! Your only barrier is yourself...

Get Published!

So, you've spent ages carefully crafting your masterpiece of prose or poetry; you've found what looks like the perfect publication for it; and you've sent it off, confident the Editor will respond with enthusiastic hugs and kisses (or at the very least, publication)!

BUT


After waiting weeks, or even months, you get a standard rejection, not even addressed to you personally. Or, worse, you don't get a response at all.

What's gone wrong? Is the Editor an idiot, not to recognize your immense talent? Did your submission go astray and never even reach its destination? Is it now on its way across the universe to some strange planet where they don't understand great writing like yours?
Possibly. But just maybe, there might be a few things you can do to improve your chances of publication.

That's what this course is about. Professional secrets from a long-time editor, telling you exactly what editors want, and what they think of writers who don't follow their rules!

Don't be one of those guys… Sign up for this fun mini-course today and polish up your submission skills.

It's a bit of fun with a serious message!

It won't hurt, and it may even help you get that masterpiece into print! If you are an aspiring writer, you can't afford to miss this guide!


Go to the Celtic Dreamcatcher Academy to enroll today!