2020 has been quite the year for all of us. After so much tumultuous change, you are invited to come and seek refuge in the Winter Writing Sanctuary, a two-week online writing course to soothe the mind and nourish the soul. Join me, Beth Kempton, for cosy fireside chats, daily writing prompts, inspiration and tips for taking care of yourself through this winter.
Writing can be a form of self-care. This short online class will be a beacon in the darkest season, offering an outlet for all you have been carrying, as well as an escape from the chaos of the run up to the holiday season. It will also be a place to share your words with other writers and build your creative confidence.
- Twelve video-based lessons approaching writing in a variety of ways, with inspiring prompts and exercises to nurture your writing practice. I include a host of insights into my personal experience writing five books, numerous published articles and thousands of social media posts.
- Daily audios to prompt your creativity to spill out onto the page (The class is designed as a two-week experience, so there are twelve daily sparks)
- A private community space where you can connect with other writers, and share your work if you wish (please note there is no critique in this course, just lots of love and support!) Please note I am not active in this group as a teacher. Rather, it is a space for you to connect with other writers.
Who’s it for?
Anyone who loves to write and wants a gentle, creative experience to escape to, or a nurturing outlet at the darkest time of the year*. Whether you are a novice, an aspiring author, someone wanting to connect with others through your social media platforms, or a career writer, you will find much in here to support you.
*Note: I am based in England where winter is dark, wet and cosy, but of course you are welcome to join from anywhere.
About your tutor
Beth Kempton has spent the last decade helping tens of thousands of people find creative ways to live well doing what they love, through powerful online courses and workshops as founder of Do What You Love. Beth writes self-help books which have been translated into 24 languages.
Her bestselling book ‘Wabi Sabi: Japanese wisdom for a perfectly imperfect life’ has been recommended by TIME Magazine, British Vogue, The Telegraph, and Psychologies Magazine, described as ‘a truly transformational read’ by Sunday Times Style, and optioned for television. She is also the author of Freedom Seeker: Live more. Worry less. Do what you love., Calm Christmas and a Happy New Year and most recently, We Are in This Together: Finding hope and opportunity in the depths of adversity’ (Piatkus) which she wrote in sixteen days in the middle of the COVID-19 crisis. Mother of two adorable girls, she lives a slow-ish life in Devon, UK.
Please be aware that this is not a replacement for clinical therapy. Please seek professional clinical advice if you need it. Please also note that this class does not include specific advice on writing technique or any feedback on individual writing samples.
Do I have to be online at a certain time to join in?
No. This is an instant access, self-paced class so you can begin as soon as you have registered. It is designed as a two week course but you can take as long as you need.
Can I do it at my own pace?
Yes of course. You will have access to the classroom until December 31, 2021 and most of the content is downloadable anyway.
Can I join if I live outside of the UK?
Yes you can join from anywhere.
Is this course suitable for children?
It is designed for over 18s, but the class content itself is fine for young adults subject to parental approval. We would not encourage any under-18s to join the class Facebook group as writing can bring up all sorts of emotions and it might not be appropriate for them.
I’m not on Facebook. Can I still join in?
Sure. All the lessons are posted in a private classroom and the Facebook group is an optional extra. It’s a wonderful place to build community, but you don’t have to join if you don’t want to.
Any other questions?
Drop the team a line at [email protected] and we’ll be happy to help.