“…The evenings as a group, re-reading my pieces and the fun we had together. To discover most of us can really write!…”
“…I found the course and especially the homework very stimulating. To be forced to finish a piece, think it through to the very end worked really well for me…”
“…Writing together, really writing. Giving and receiving feedback. Talia’s way of teaching –coaching- appeals to me…”
“…Talia, I like your way of teaching. You alternate assignments and firmly put us to work; writing. Participants have to overcome a barrier, but are inspired to keep on writing in the end!…”
“…It really inspired me, but I am looking for more depth. I hope there will be a sequal…”
Beginners’ writing courses
Whether you carefully want to try out your first stories, lyrics or blogs,
or you have written before and need a creative reboot,
I have several inspiring 8-week courses on offer for you.
Not only are the lessons informative and constructive, you will also meet other friendly writers along the way.
I have 3 different courses on offer.
If you are not sure which one suits you best, simply contact me and we will figure it out together.
As I like to keep my classes small and personal, I take only 6 students per class.
Make sure you sign up in time!
The beginners 1 course
Have you always wanted to write stories, did you start several times and got stranded or have you already filled piles of notebooks, but never had anyone read it? Then this course is perfect for you! In 8 lessons we will focus on the basics of writing.
We will tackle subjects such as dialogue, character building and how to strengthen your story.
In a small group of like-minded people you will benefit from their feedback; what makes your writing work, where does your story become unclear or too long? In a safe environment, you will be able to develop your writing muscles and grow into a true storyteller.
The beginners 2 course
Have you already done a writing course in the past and need to boost your skills? Have you done my beginners 1 course and caught the writing bug? Then this is a perfect place for you to develop your writing skills further. Here we go into topics such as plot, perspective, and style, leading you to write a short story as a result.
In this course, the feedback and support form the others is extremely beneficial and often students form little writing groups as a result.
The advanced course
This course I started up after my students of the beginners 2 class asked me in a slightly anxious voice; ‘Where do we go after this?’
The advanced course is for everyone who has finished my first two courses or for those who have done similar classes elsewhere.
I believe learning to write is not linear and everyone has strong points and weak points they can continue developing. The most important is that you have a teacher with a framework of classes and a creative crew to stimulate you and keep you growing.
The topics we deal with in this course are partly old matters but taught at a higher level and plenty of new ones. Subjects we tackle are comedy writing, writing a blog, scriptwriting, plus subjects you can request!
I can not emphasize enough the importance of your fellow writers. their feedback and their flaws serve as a huge catapult for your own writing skills.
Sign up here!
Where are the courses held?
Overtoom 141, Amsterdam
(Tram 1 from Central Station)
When are the next courses?
The beginners 1 course will start May 7.
Classes are every Monday evening from 7 pm – 9.30 pm.
May 7, 14, 21 & 28
June 11, 18 & 25 (Not the 4th!)
When you can’t attend a class I send you a summary,
so you don’t have to miss out.
The beginners 2 course will start May 8.
Classes are every Tuesday evening from 7 pm – 9.30 pm.
May 8, 15, 22 & 29
June 12, 19 & 26 (Not the 5th!)
The advanced course starts May 12.
Classes are every Saturday morning from 10 am – 12.30 pm.
May 12, 19 & 26
June 2, 16 & 23 & 30 (Not the 9th!)
Sign up here!
What does it cost?
A full course of 8 classes costs €250,-
Each class lasts about 2,5 hours.
After signing up, you will be sent payment details. You are only secured a spot in the course after paying the fee. The fee has to be in two weeks before the start of the course.
(Prefer to pay in installments? Simply send me a request for details).
You can cancel up to 2 weeks before the start of the course. After that you are entitled 50% of the full amount, up to the first starting date.
In mei 2018 zijn er helaas geen Nederlandse lessen.
Voor mee informatie in het Nederlands klik hier.