About the course
The aim of this course is to help you earn money from your writing. As a standalone course, it’s useful to help you perfect your writing skills, gain commissions, and achieve your professional writing goals. However, it can also be used in conjunction with my other courses:
Write a Theatre Play in 10 weeks
Write a Film Script in 10 weeks
As it will help you sell the play or film script you write!
No previous writing experience necessary for this course. The sessions are designed to be thought-provoking, entertaining, and fun – all within the confines of a small, supportive group. There’s no pressure on you produce a piece of work, but you learn new skills that you can put to use in a professional context.
The course consists of 10 weekly sessions 1.5 hour sessions, during which we’ll concentrate on the different forms of professional writing:
- Covering letters
- Writing reviews
- Copywriting / writing for business
- Pitching ideas for articles
- Writing short stories
- Selling your short stories
- Writing scripts (theatre / film / TV)
- Selling your scripts
- Applying for arts funding
- Tips to make your writing more appealing to the buyer
You’ll be able to log into each session 10 minutes early. All participants will have my phone number, so if you have any technical difficulties in joining the meeting, I’ll do my best to help you get connected before it starts. You can discover the basics of using Zoom here
Free taster session
Want to find out more about the course before you buy? You’re welcome to come and join us for a free hour-long taster session on Tuesday 6th September at 12.30pm.
Please email me with your name to book yourself into the free taster session: firstname.lastname@example.org
To keep the group size small and friendly, spaces are limited. If you miss out this time, you’re welcome to book onto the next free hour-long taster sessions: 3rd January 2023 at 12.30pm, or 18th April 2023 at 12.30pm
About your Course Leader
My name is Sara Bodinar. I’m a full-time professional screenwriter and playwright, but I started out writing magazine articles, and copywriting. I have written copy for literally hundreds of businesses around the world, from well-known blue chip companies, to small independents. I’ve also written copy for charities, and institutions.
Currently I give regular workshops at Nottingham Playhouse theatre and for Nottingham Trent University. I am an honorary fellow at the University of Nottingham (School of English) and writer-in-residence at the Nottingham Actors Workshop. You can find out more about me here, or you can Google me. I am the only person in the world with my name!
Literature and language has always played an important role in my life. I grew up in Cornwall and moved to Nottingham to study languages. I speak several languages, and my great, great, great, great grandfather was William Bodinar, the last ever person to speak Cornish as his native language in the late 1700s!
Course dates and times
Your weekly session will be every Tuesday from 12.30pm to 2.00pm during term time.
The course dates follow the academic year to allow for childcare during the school holidays:
Autumn Term 2022
Total of 10 sessions from 13th September – to 29th November (with a half term break running from 17th October – 28th October.)
Spring Term 2023
Total of 10 sessions from 10th January – to 21st March (with a half term break running from 13th – 19th February.)
Summer term 2023
Total of 10 sessions from 25th April – to 4th July (with a half term break running from 29th May – 2nd June.)
How to book
I’m currently taking bookings for the Autumn term. If you’d like to book for the Autumn term please email me at email@example.com
Money back guarantee
I want you to enjoy this course, and find it valuable. If you decide after your first paid session that this course really isn’t for you, I’ll provide a full refund.
You can see more frequently asked questions here.
Please also check out my other courses:
Writing a theatre play in 10 weeks
Boost your income through writing
Afternoon Readers (like a book club for theatre scripts)