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One-Day Short Course: Overcoming Writer’s Block

September 28, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm


Saturday 28 September 2019, 10am-4pm.

Birmingham & Midland Institute


The fear of the blank page, or the fear of finishing a piece of writing, strikes writers of all genre, at any stage of their career.

In this practical one-day course, trainer and writer Gulara Vincent will guide you through your writer’s block, and show you how you can overcome it for yourself.

For most writers, you are not blocked because you lack inspiration, but because of your fear of failure, exposure and success. When you acknowledge and heal those fears, your writing takes care of itself.

Through a series of practical exercises, in a supportive group of fellow writers, you will learn to identify what’s preventing you writing, and how to overcome it. There will be moments of sharing and of personal reflection, and you can share as much as you feel comfortable with. There will also be a series of writing challenges to help you approach your writing in different ways.

You will come away from the one-day short course with tools to help you face the blank page in the future, and deal with writer’s block if it affects you again.

Suitable for writers with all levels of experience, including beginners, writing in any genre.



Gulara Vincent is a writer, healer and university law lecturer. She helps writers and creatives to get out of their own way: when you release your unconscious fears and negative beliefs about yourself and your talents, everything falls into place, enabling you to move forward with more ease and grace. Her work enables writers and creatives to script a new path – one paved with deep healing and empowerment.


Course dates:

Saturday 28 September 2019, 10am-4pm. Lunch is not included.


Please note: you must sign up for the full course even if you cannot attend all dates. No partial course ticket is available.

Short Courses are for over 18s. If you are a young writer, you can sign up for our Spark Young Writers Programme.

All Writing West Midlands short courses are collaborative, and you will learn as much from your fellow course attendees as from the tutor. You will be expected to play an active role in group tasks, and you will also have time to reflect on your own writing during sessions.

Course handouts are sometimes (but not always) available, and notes may be available in advance upon request. If you have any additional needs, please contact Writing West Midlands in advance of the course starting and we will try to assist you.

Presented in partnership with the Birmingham & Midland Institute.



Birmingham and Midland Institute
9 Margaret Street
Birmingham, B3 3BS United Kingdom


Writing West Midlands