Would you like to be more productive with your writing? Does rejection get you down, or are you scared to submit in case you might be rejected? Or perhaps you have a big project planned – novel, or memoir – and don’t know how to begin tackling it, or even if you can tackle it? Well, a bit of positivity can go a long way, and this course will equip you with tips and tricks to get you started and keep you writing.

Course Organiser

Name: Lois Maddoc – Relax & Writer

Website: http://www.malagaworkshops.co.uk

Email: loisbm@aol.com

Telephone: 01454 773579

Course Venue

Keele University, Staffordshire

Course Breakdown

Arrival Day

5.00pm to 6.00pm: Confronting first draft fears. Re-capturing that first draft freedom!

Evening: free to do your own writing.

Next Day

9.45am – 10.45am: Techniques for getting the creative juices flowing again. Banish Writer’s Block!

11.30am to 12.30pm: Goal setting techniques and rewards. Techniques to help you focus on what you need to achieve.

2.45pm – 3.45pm: Coping with crises in confidence. We all have them, no matter how much writing experience you have. Techniques for pulling you out of the doldrums and back into a positive frame of mind.

4.30pm – 5.30pm: Right brain radical or left brain logical? Which are you, and how can you use your strengths to your advantage and build upon your weaknesses?

8.30pm – 9.15pm: Quick wins. A short evening exercise to give you the psychological boost to keep you going with the bigger projects.

Day of Departure

9.45am to 10.30am: Rejection and what it really means.

11.30am to 12.30pm: Finding (more) time to write. identifying those moments when we waste time and can use it more effectively. Final Q&A for those last minute queries!


Approx £250 – contact Lois Maddox for precise costs and details.


To book your place, please contact Lois Maddox, Course Organiser, whose details appear at the top of the page.

Course Content Query

If you have any queries concerning the content of the course, please feel free to drop me an email via the Contact page (http://thebusinessofwriting.co.uk/contact) and I’ll try to answer as quickly as possible.