Kickstart Creativity

This workshop is normally three hours in total, but can be tailored to your groups specific needs and requirements. 


A hands on workshop looking at both the causes and cures of writers block with activities to flesh out characters and settings, providing inspiration for your next story.

What is Covered?

  • Causes and Cures of Writers Block
  • ‘Our Beliefs’, discussion on whether these are serving or halting us.
  • Filing the creative well
  • Engaging the senses to build characters and settings
  • Textural journey to uncover and discover quirks and insights into a character the author is currently working with – or is creating.
  • Short writing activity
  • Circle sharing of work created

What do we get?

Handout materials sent 1 week prior to engagement to print out and have available for the group, digital copy of powerpoint presentation and 1 week of email support/ feedback/ follow up for the group.

 What do we need to supply?

A room or quiet space to seat participants.

Tables and chairs for participants to work around.

Projector and laptop for powerpoint presentation. ( I can work around this)

Copies of handout materials ( digital copy will be sent 1 week before engagement)

Cuppa afterwards!

How many participants can come to the workshop?

Ideally, a group of 15 – 25 ensures that participants are given personalised feedback and attention.  For larger groups, this workshop can be facilitated with less hands on, personalised activities and presented more formally.

Where will Annie travel to present?

Anywhere in the world! Annie has presented and facilitated workshops, been part of panels and spoken to groups in all parts of the globe; from Europe to much of Australia; most recently in Vienna at the International Conference for the Short Story.

She is happy to travel through the Southern Downs from Toowoomba, Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast, Brisbane and the Northern Coast of New South Wales from Ballina up to Coolangatta for the cost of petrol and workshop fees. Other places negotiable.


Workshop Facilitation – $400.

Travel and modest accommodation ( if applicable)

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