The Write Trainer
In an age where everyone makes regular trips to their local gym to stay healthy, it is important for writers to keep writing effectively and remain in a perfect state of creative health; where ideas flow freely and projects are completed. When you're working on your script and bump up against writer's block, or some other irritating writing dilemma, you need a trusted expert to turn to in your time of need. Fortunately, you can call The Write Trainer to get skilled guidance right away.Copyright © 1998 - 2013
The Write Trainer is a professionally-trained screenwriting coach that will provide customised assistance based on your own screenwriting goals.
Having a regular appointment with a writing coach will make you accountable for your script, and gives you the unprecedented attention and input you need to get your blockbuster completed.
Celebrated film and theatre journalist of 30 years, Daniel Dercksen, created the leading independent training initiative The Writing Studio 15 years ago. Graduates include award-winning playwrights Neil Coppen (Abnormal Loads) and Jeremeo Le Cordeur (February 14th), filmmakers John Barker (Bunny Chow and How To Steal a Million) and Henk Pretorius (Bakgat, Fanie Fourie Se Lobola), novelists Lauren Beukes (Zoo City) and Gary Hirson (The Magic That is Ours and Calm in Storm), and journalist/ publicist Kevin Kriedeman.
Daniel Dercksen is also a published playwright and screenwriter and has been presenting workshops in screenwriting, playwriting and creative writing since 1998. He is also a qualified ETD Practitioner (Education, Training and Development). Read more about Daniel Dercksen Send Daniel an email
The cost of each 1-hour session is R300. There is a 25% discount if you are a Friend of the Writing Studio
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You have two choices in personal training:
ONE-ON-ONE SESSIONS > If you are based in Cape Town, you can arrange for individual sessions.
CYBER-TRAINING > If you are living outside Cape Town, or would prefer coaching in your own space and at your own time, youcan submit your query via email.
The Write Trainer program includes:
Personalised Assessment > You and your trainer will discuss your writing experience and review your screenplay, idea and/or outline. The Write Trainer provides customised guidance based on your own writing goals, and can take you from first glimmer of an idea to a final draft, all the while addressing your specific writing needs.
The Write Project Path > Based on your script idea and personal goals, your trainer will provide a specific Project Path to keep you motivated and on-track with your writing
The Write Scheduled Sessions > Choose 1 hour weekly or bi-weekly meetings, where you'll work privately with your trainer on the elements of your screenplay if you are based in Cape Town. This can also be done via correspondence
The Write Feedback > Your trainer will motivate and inspire you, and provide both verbal and written feedback on your work
Accomplish Your Writing Goals > From first glimmer of an idea to final draft, The Write Trainer will guide you every step of the way.
The Write Template > Your trainer can design you an exclusive template to write your story from.
Daniel E. Dercksen
The Writing Studio