Find Your Creative Spark Writing Bootcamp

Learn how to overcome imposter syndrome, achieve flow, and gain the right tools to finally create your life’s work.

Whether you write novels, blog posts, stories, plays, or poems, this 3-day workshop will take your self-doubt, inertia, fears, and change them into confidence and a never-ending flow of ideas.

Get expert guidance to rekindle your creative spark and write your best work in 2022.

This bootcamp is broken up into three main parts: Mindset, Creation, and Envisioning.

 

Day 1- We will focus on mindset and dive right into writing new work before we even know what’s happening.

Day 2-We will focus solely on shaping the narrative and the writing, feedback and critique.

Day 3- We will envision the future, the end of our piece and map out our year.

 

How to Deal with Imposter Syndrome in a Creative Context

Whether it’s due to lack of support, micro-aggressions, or a difficult world, artists are sensitive and often our own worst critics.¬†We’ll uncover what causes imposter syndrome in all of us and use simple but proven effective techniques to address the root of what silences us.

How to Find Joy In Writing & Not Just Having Written

No matter whether we are beginners or professional writers, we all face the blank page. In this workshop you’ll learn how to leverage those anxieties and integrate them into your process.

How to Use Universal Storytelling Techniques to Craft Hot New Work

We’ll use the universal elements that run through all types of narrative writing in our own writing through guided writing exercises engineered to help you immediately apply them to your work.

How to Get Better at What You Struggle With Using the Creative Process

We’ll begin drafting work in class and you will receive both instructor and peer feedback on your writing that you can immediately implement to make your specific project come into focus.

How to use Goal Setting and Forecasting as a Creative Person

We’ll go over how to use goal-setting techniques and forecasting and how to use these strategically to map out the rest of your month and year creatively, always careful to allot for real life situations and the creative context. We’ll plan out our creative year together.

Hourly Schedule

Finding Your Creative Spark

11:00am - 1:00pm
Day 1: Mindset
We will focus on mindset and dive right into writing new work before we even know what's happening.
11:00am - 1:00pm
Day 2: Creation
We will focus solely on shaping the narrative and the writing, feedback and critique.
11:00am - 1:00pm
Day 3: Envisioning
We will envision the future, the end of our piece and map out our year.

Date

January 10, 2022 - January 14, 2022

Time

11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Cost

$150 USD

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Location

Online
Alexandra Kostoulas

Instructor

Alexandra Kostoulas

Alexandra Kostoulas has an MFA in Creative Writing and English from Mills College and a BA in Literature & Creative Writing from the College of Creative Studies at UCSB. She runs the Jack Grapes METHOD WRITING Program in San Francisco. She has over a decade of experience teaching English and Writing at the college level. She has been been nominated for awards in fiction, poetry, and journalism and has won a few. She has published short stories, a few journalistic pieces, and a lot of individual poems across a wide array of literary journals and other media. She has performed her work on stage at readings both locally and nationally. She is currently at work on finishing up her novel, Persephone Stolen.

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