Break Through Writer Block …
When you were a child, creativity was easy, and pursuing the things you really wanted was as natural as waking up in the morning. In this workshop, you’ll learn to reconnect to that natural creativity and your voice as an artist and break through writers block, procrastination and fear so your writing, and unique voice, can flow effortlessly. Designed for writers of all genres, including Screenwriters, Playwrights, Novelists & Short Story Writers.
There was a time when creativity was easy—when you were a child, driven by an endless desire to create, and no fear, no judgment, and no internal censor whatsoever.
The goal of Break Through Writers Block is to return you to that time, when finding your voice as a writer was as easy as being yourself, and raw creativity flowed as effortlessly as inspiration.
You’ll learn to banish writer’s block forever, find inspiration in an instant, and discover the heart of your story and your characters, by tapping into your own voice as a writer, and your deepest creative instincts.
Each session begins with a guided meditation, and deep inner work designed to help you break through the internal walls that get in the way of your writing.
You’ll then experience a series of carefully crafted writing exercises, designed to transport you out of your everyday life, and connect you to the emotional truth of your story and of your characters.
Over 4 weeks, you’ll build a writing practice that allows you to get your pages flowing at will, recover the joy you’ve always felt with writing, and write from your most connected place every time you sit down with your characters.
Unlike our other classes, which focus on merging the art and the craft of writing, Break Through Writers Block allows you to put the craft and all your conscious goals as a writer aside for awhile, and concentrate only on connecting to the emotional truth of your writing and your characters.
Each class is devoted entirely to the process of writing, so you’ll leave each time with tons of powerful raw material that you can hone and refine throughout the rest of your writing week.
Whether you are brand new to writing, or a seasoned writer looking to inject energy back into your writing, mastering Break Through Writers Block will change your writing life forever.
Who Should Take Break Through Writers Block?
Break Through Writers Block is a class dedicated to creating the state of excellence that all artists seek called “Beginner’s Mind.” so whether you’re just starting out as a writer, or are an experienced writer looking to take your writing to a new place, Break Through Writers Block will not just change your writing, it will also change your life.
Designed for writers of all types, including screenwriters, playwrights, poets, novelists, and writers of any other genre, here are just a few of the many benefits of this approach:
- Breaking through Writers Block & Procrastination
- Uncovering the Real Emotional Underbelly That Drives Great Stories
- Discovering Your True Voice
- Creating More Provocative Dialogue, Images and Action
- Developing an “Inspiration on Command” Writing Schedule
- Injecting Joy Into Your Writing Process
- Getting in Touch With Your Characters
- Finding the Heart of Your Story
- Discovering Theme
- Natural Subtext
- Opening Up Your Creative Side
- Learning How To Write Even When You Can’t Find a “Quiet Place”
- Connecting Yourself To Your Characters and Story Even If You Are Working On Assignment
- Writing Cooler, Bigger, More Intense and Compelling Scenes
- Learning To Love Your Weirdness and Understand Its Value
- Feeling Free and Successful Every Time You Write
What’s the Difference Between Break Through Writers Block and Other Writing Classes?
Break Through Writers Block is a class dedicated to only one thing: your development as an artist. Rather than worrying about the final product, Break Through Writers Block helps put all those conscious goals aside for a moment, and instead focus on developing your voice and your process as a writer.
You’ll learn to connect to the emotional truth of your writing and your characters, how to break through the inner blocks, procrastination and fear that cut you off from your best writing, and how to generate the kind of material you can be proud of without waiting for inspiration to strike. And did we mention pages? You’ll leave each class with a ton of them that you can hone and shape throughout the rest of your writing week.
Can I take Break Through Writers Block and a Write Your Screenplay Class or ProTrack at the Same Time?
Yes, in fact we highly recommend it. Combining Break Through Writers Block with ProTrack or other classes in our program offers you a chance to combine the best of both worlds, concentrating first on the art of generating that great material, and then on the craft of shaping it into the story you’ve always dreamed of telling.
What If It Doesn’t Work For Me?
Many writers find that their writing is instantly flowing with the very first session of Break Through Writers Block. Others find it more like yoga or learning piano, a practice that requires repetition and patience. You may find at first that writing in this way for 15 or 20 minutes is enough to get you started… but over time everyone progresses to longer and longer periods of deeply connected writing. You are welcome to discuss your progress with your teacher anytime before or after class.
What is the Guided Meditation Like?
The guided meditation used in Break Through Writers Block simply requires you to close your eyes and be led through a series of visualizations that will open you up to your subconscious. You will be awake, aware and totally in control the whole time!
Should I Take This Class Online?
Writing classes are about trust, community, and real-time give and take between student and teacher, so we’ve designed our online classes give our online students the same personalized experience as the students in the room. Our LIVE video stream allows you to see and hear everything as if you were with us in person. You can even ask questions and get them answered instantly by the instructor. Plus, we keep video-on-demand replays of every session online for a full month after the class ends, so you can watch and rewatch them on your own time and your own schedule. All you need is a computer and a high speed internet connection.
What If I Have To Miss A Class?
As with all courses at Jacob Krueger Studio, you never have to worry about missing a class, no matter how busy your schedule. Whether you take Meditative Writing in person or online, you’ll have access to unlimited video replays for a full month after the class ends, so you can watch and rewatch anytime, from anywhere in the world, and use these techniques every time you sit down to write.
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