Here in Budapest, tradition states one must eat a bowl of lentil soup on New Year’s Eve/Day to attract luck and fortune in the year to come. Last year, my friend Joska invited me to lunch on Jan 1st. He’d cooked a barrel load of the stuff and it was so cold outside we rather overdosed on the bean. Lo and behold, 2011 turned out to be a year of great fortune re my writing. I won three awards, was shortlisted for even more, had quite a few shorts published. Moreover, I set up this website and my online writing course – both of which I’m enjoying immensely and I’ve resolved to make the course my focus for the coming year.
My course, ‘Creative Writing: A Toolbox’ is a six week online one-on-one creative writing introduction. With it, I aim to help you realize your dreams of writing creatively, or improve the practice of those already writing. The course regards the tools of the craft and provides online support for your work via feedback and guidance in relation to editing, submission and markets. Each course is adapted to suit the individual needs of the specific student. There is also the option of retaining my services as a mentor/critic/coach after the course ends.
‘Creative Writing: A Toolbox’ is supported by written material, exercise, assignments and a weekly 45 minute one-on-one online tutorial to guide the student through the six step, six week writing course. This tutorial is usually given via Skype, though some students prefer to use email alone – that is for the student to decide. Over the six sessions, the student is introduced to the know-how, ‘tricks’ and skills of the writer and can work on their own project, such as a short story or part of a novel – whilst, receiving online coaching, instruction, feedback and guidance from Sue.
Throughout the course, students will receive a full professional critique of their work from Sue.
All inclusive price: €150 (introductory offer)
For more information, please contact me on : bpapartment at gmail dot com
In the meantime, if you’d like to make your own Hungarian lentil soup check here: http://allrecipes.com/recipe/lentil-soup-2/
Wishing you all the best for 2012 – may your ships come in with your dreams onboard.
January 4th, 2012 at 12:26
Brilliant and great value too, great idea Sue:)
January 4th, 2012 at 12:31
Thanks Westown Girl, hopefully it will inspire you to follow suit – painting classes for beginners via youtube etc.. all is possible in this new cyber land. The New Year’s Revolution in Hungary is quietening down so looks like I can get on with my holiday – not that I’m against shaking a stick in defence of democracy. Exciting times by the Danube. Hope you’re fully recovered and I’ll see you in Feb. : )
January 4th, 2012 at 20:05
I am interested. Have any more signing-up particulars for this writer half way round the world from you?
January 4th, 2012 at 23:47
I am presently taking Sue’s Creative Writing course, and both she and it, are phenomenal. I highly recommend!
January 5th, 2012 at 21:31
Just Letting You Know…
…I Enjoy This Blog Sooooooo Much…
…That I’ve Nominated You/It For…
…The “7X7 Link Award”!!!
Thanks For Doin’ What You’re Doin’, Fo Sho!!!
January 9th, 2012 at 17:44
I just caught up on your blogs – they really are great – I hope that neither party suffered any permanently injury in that Hungarian-style New Year kiss!? Gary
January 11th, 2012 at 06:16
I love that you offer this. When my daughter is not so small, I may try this 🙂
By the way, I wanted to let you know that I have nominated your blog for the Versatile Blogger Award. Please see this post for more information about the award: http://weelilwimsy.com/2012/01/11/oh-my-surprise/
January 11th, 2012 at 13:36
Hi. I’ve chosen you for the Versatile Blogger Award. I was chosen (http://writeorrevisedaily.wordpress.com/2012/01/11/versatile-blogger-award/) and, in turn, you are one of my chosen 15. Congratulations and keep up the great work on your blog!
The rules of this nomination are as follows:
1. Thank the award-giver and link back to them in your post.
2. Share 7 things about yourself.
3. Pass this award along to 15 others.
4. Contact your chosen bloggers to let them know about the award.
January 12th, 2012 at 15:43
Mmm, lentil soup!
Lovely idea, your course. I know it will be a success!