A monthly writing program that will transform your creative life
Whether you’re working on memoir or fiction, in 2024 you are invited to join Kathryn Heyman and expert guests for Create24. Throughout the year, Kathryn will offer you her lifetime of tools and strategies carefully designed to deepen your vision, reawaken your creative joy and develop the skills and techniques you need to tell your unique story.
“Kathryn Heyman is a revelatory teacher. I love her directness, her honesty, her clarity and her humour. There is always laughter, sometimes an epiphany – literally I feel like I’ve heard the slud and slide of pieces/words/stories falling into place. She is brilliant, and each time I have gone away with the confidence to know what to do.”
- Miranda Doyle, A Book of Untruths (Faber & Faber)
For over two decades, acclaimed author Dr Kathryn Heyman has helped writers around the world harness their own creative vision. Named ‘one of the world’s best creative writing teachers’ by Harpers Bazaar UK, she has coached both award-winning writers and those just starting to coax a precious story into the world. She has helped serious writers to publish their work and inspired those who wanted simply to revel in the private pleasure of creativity.
How does Create24 work?
Writing is both intuitive play and technical skill.
It’s an art and also a craft.
Create24 is a combination of those things too.
From the start of January 2024, you’ll receive twelve weeks of daily writing prompts which will help you show up and play in your writing time, whenever it suits you.
Then, from the beginning of March 2024, you’ll receive an inspiring weekly audio file - a private podcast just for you - with guidelines and reflections and strategies for the week ahead. These audio files are for you to listen to in your own time and will give you focus for the week and sharpen your creative skills.
We'll meet together online once a month, on the third Monday from 7pm - 9pm AEST for an intensive two hour online session.
In these classes we will combine creative play with carefully designed exercises focused on craft and technique.
Each month, you’ll have access to extra tools to support you in your writing – writing prompts and challenges, inspirational conversations, clarifying videos, downloadable writing tools, all on your password protected website for you to access whenever you need a boost.
Whether you’re writing fiction or nonfiction, wherever you are in the writing process - Create24 will sustain and inspire you for your best writing year yet.
What does Create24 include?
A structured program to guide you from creative spark to completion
The opportunity to commit to and complete a creative project, calling on a supportive community throughout the year
Exercises on technique and strategy drawing on Kathryn’s experience as an acclaimed author and writing mentor
Access to Kathryn’s guidance and insights developed over two decades in the publishing industry in Australia and the UK
Nine two-hour long classes live on Zoom wherever you are in the world, once a month
Lessons on the crucial elements of narrative writing including voice, scene building, character, narrative structure
Weekly audio lessons with reflections, strategies and activities, direct to your inbox from the first week of March through the end of November
A live Q&A session with a top literary agent
Techniques on developing your own working practice
Access to all class recordings throughout the year, via a private password-protected website
Monthly resources accessed via your password protected website - additional video content, conversations, classes and downloadable writing prompts and guidelines
Twelve weeks of carefully crafted writing prompts
Nine carefully structured months of creative companionship and support
Guest talks from other esteemed writers and producers from our team
A toolkit of techniques and exercises to sustain you in your future writing life
"The structure of Curious Incident owes a great deal to Kathryn Heyman... she was talking about narrative structure... as she spoke, the heavens opened, angels sang..."
- Mark Haddon, author of Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time
What is the Create24 schedule?
18th March - Heart:
We will begin with tuning into our own creative instinct. Are you writing from the heart? Are you listening to it?
15th April - Body:
Who inhabits your writing? Who are your characters? We’ll explore ways to access and invent characters, to call them into being and to convey their presence on the page.
20th May - Voice:
Here we find the form for your words, the music and the gorgeousness. What is your writing voice? And what about the voice of the people who inhabit your writing? How do we listen, notice, transcribe and invent? A month of transformative techniques and tools.
17th June - Land:
Where is your writing located, and what is the unique environment in which it grows? What tools can you use to inhabit place on the page and bring even more life?
15th July - Water:
That elusive flowing element of time - how do you manage the passage of time in your writing? How do you notice and convey time? What about multiple times? Learn to shift time like a genuine Time Lord and find more fluidity in your writing.
19th August - Muscle:
How do you make your writing muscular? How to create the tone that holds the meaning and the pace? By the end of this month, your writing will be lifting more than weights.
16th September- Air:
What are the invisible elements in your writing? The subtext, the secrets, the silences? This month we bring them to the surface and let them add breath to your work.
21st October - Wood:
This month we attend to the carpentry. What are the elements you need to create the perfect structure for your story?
18th November - Steel:
Words are strong, sharp, shining. In this final month of Create 24, including a live agent Q&A, we sharpen and polish and prepare for liftoff.
And what’s my commitment?
Commitment: Two hours once a month for the live classes.
Additionally, the program will be there with writing prompts, audio lessons and tailored exercises to support any time you decide to devote to your own writing.
Dates: Mondays 7pm - 9pm Sydney time
Cost: $3,200 + GST
So how can I sign up?
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About Dr Kathryn Heyman
Dr Kathryn Heyman is the award-winning author of six novels and the acclaimed memoir, Fury, now in development as a feature film. She's also written many radio plays for the BBC and for stage in Australia and the UK. Kathryn taught creative writing for the University of Oxford and was the Writing Fellow for the University of Glasgow and Royal Literary Writing Fellow for Westminster College, Oxford. Kathryn is the director of the Australian Writers Mentoring Program and has coached many writers from idea to publication.
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