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Event: Ignite Your Creativity Workshop

Unlock your best creative self in 2021. This 1-day workshop improves the creative process + shows you how to generate better ideas fast. The Ignite your Creativity workshop is in Auckland on the 13th February 2021 and you can book here.

About this event: (copy provided by Beginners Guide)

How come some people seem to have an endless flow of new ideas and can effortlessly solve creative or story problems?

They don’t have special creativity – they just know how to tap into their creative ability rather than waiting for inspiration to strike.

Maybe you want to get better at innovative idea generation.

Maybe you just want to rediscover your best creative self this year – and need a creative reboot.

Our dynamic Ignite Your Creativity workshop takes you on a delicious creative journey. It teaches you practical techniques that will turbo charge your creative process and will improve your work.

Learning how to get better and faster at idea generation and problem-solving is an INVALUABLE skill to add to your writing toolkit.

And will help you get out of that creative slump.

We’re all equipped with a perfectly good ideas factory – so let’s spend a day learning how to make it work harder and better!

Who is this workshop for?

Writers and creatives of every type! 

I have worked with screenwriters, novelists, journalists, romance writers, short story fiends, memoir peeps, playwrights, bloggers, comedians, copywriters and non-fiction writers. (Other creatives will also find this workshop useful.) 

It doesn’t matter if you write fiction or non-fiction, whether you’re brand new or a pro.

Facilitator: Kathryn Burnett

Kathryn is an award-winning screenwriter, playwright and workshop facilitator based in New Zealand. She has been a professional writer for over 20 years and knows a thing or two about coming up with great ideas fast. She has taught creative brainstorming to thousands of writers at numerous writing conferences and facilitates a regular sell-out workshop at the Auckland Writers Festival.

Scroll down to check out our testimonials! 

In this workshop you will:

  • Have a blast – and get energised!
  • Learn techniques to help you generate numerous great ideas
  • Learn how to get into a creative zone and be more productive.
  • Learn how to kick procrastination to the curb.
  • Improve your creative problem-solving and plotting techniques
  • Learn how to banish writer’s block and doubt
  • Gain confidence that you are completely capable of generating numerous good ideas at will.
  • Be creatively reinvigorated and inspired.
  • Discover ways to reboot an old or stale story.
  • Learn how to take your project ideas from good to great
  • Learn exercises you will continue to use in all aspects of your creative career. 

What Can I Expect?

This is a learn by doing workshop so you’ll be doing fun, creative brainstorming exercises – with pen & paper, your laptop and verbally.

You’ll use (and learn) a range of different writing and visualisation exercises to help you find new ideas or solutions to current creative problems.

You’ll be hanging out with other creatives BUT you don’t have to share anything unless you want to.

It doesn’t matter whether you are writing a novel, a blog, an essay, a memoir, biography or a screenplay – you’ll come away with ideas on how to make it better.

Just starting out? No problems – you’ll leave energised with lots of ideas and brainstorming toolkit to use moving forward.

Got questions about this workshop? Get in touch

If you’d like to receive my monthly newsletter and get a heads up about our other workshops you can subscribe HERE (NB: Your email address will never be shared.)

What people are saying:

“I wrote a story that was directly inspired by one of Kathryn’s creativity exercises during her workshop. The story went on to win a NZ Society of Authors competition and I have just heard that it has been accepted for publication in Landfall! A real breakthrough for me.” Bronwyn Calder – Writer

“This workshop has inspired me to flesh out some ideas – a really great start for me!” Anke Richter – Journalist and Non-Fiction Author

“ I solved a problem that’s been plaguing me for months today! Thank you.” Zoe Meager – Author

“A day’s worth of inspiration! I really enjoyed the mix of exercises and lecture.” Nadine Kats – Web Writer and SEO

“A great shot in the arm injection of creative juice! Thanks, Kathryn for your warm and down to earth delivery. Really loved it!” Melissa Parsons – Teacher, Researcher, Author.

Kathryn Burnett’s creativity brainstorming session for the Auckland Theatre Company staff was a riot of ideas and exchanges. By leading us through a series of deceptively simple but increasingly challenging exercises, Kathryn delivered a fun, highly interactive session that got staff members talking, laughing and thinking outside the square. We would certainly consider booking further sessions.” Lynne Cardy – Creative Development & Education Manager

“Thanks, Kathryn – this is the third course of yours I’ve attended and it reinforced earlier learning with great clarity.” Jacqui Wood – Copywriter, Writer

“Thanks so much for the informative workshop on Sunday.” Amy Johnstone

You can check out our video testimonials HERE


Do I need an existing idea or project to attend?

No, you can attend this workshop with an existing project or a blank page.

Do I need to be an experienced writer already?

Nope, even if you’re an absolute beginner you’ll love the journey this workshop gets you started on.

Will this help me with an existing story?

It absolutely will. It will reboot your creativity and help you see your story through fresh eyes. You may find that you’ll start solving the story or plot problems as you make your way through the workshop.

Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

Age minimum is 15.(But please get in touch if you’d like to discuss!)

What is your cancellation/refund policy?

If the event is canceled by organiser, participants will receive a full and automatic refund. If canceled by the participant – cancellation must be 14 days prior to the event to receive a full refund. If cancellation is less than 14 days – a 50% fee refund is available at the facilitator’s discretion. 

What do I need to bring?

Pen and paper and your laptop (optional).

Is my registration/ticket transferrable?

Transferrable to another person – yes. Another event – no. (But check with us.)

Do I have to have my printed ticket at the event?

No, you’ll be on our list. The name on the registration/ticket doesn’t match the actual attendee. Is that okay? Yes. (We will check but people often buy this workshop for someone as a present.)

I’m interested in screenwriting – is this for me?

Yes. But if you’re a brand new writer a better foundation course for you might be my Beginner’s Guide Writing Workshops: Screenwriting

You can check out our other 2021 workshops here – http://bit.ly/2rG4TpV

Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Email us, right HERE


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