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Writing Exercises: From the Blank Page to Everyday Practice

A course by Aniko Villalba , Writer

Writer. Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Joined December 2018

Engage in creative writing exercises that document and generate ideas, and transform it into a regular practice

  • Best seller English, Spanish
  • 98% positive reviews (1.2K)
  • 39551 students

Engage in creative writing exercises that document and generate ideas, and transform it into a regular practice

A course by Aniko Villalba

Writer Aniko Villalba, author of books such as Días de viaje (2013) and El síndrome de París (2016), as well as interactive diaries like [i]Diario de viajes mágicos[i] (FERA, 2020), is wholeheartedly convinced that everyone has a story to tell...and write. That's why she started escribir.me, a website where she offers workshops on writing and creativity.

In this course, Aniko explains why writing is like exercising and teaches you how to turn it into a daily habit. Learn about each stage of the writing process and follow your teacher through more than ten creative exercises, from generating ideas and documenting your life to timed writing. Start filling up your notebook and build your own writing routine.

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What will you learn in this online course?

12 lessons & 24 downloads

Materials
5 minutes, 24 seconds
Where to get ideas
4 minutes, 17 seconds
Exercises to generate ideas
12 minutes, 24 seconds
English, Spanish
  • 98% positive reviews (1.2K)
  • 39551 students
  • 12 lessons (1h 34m)
  • 24 additional resources (6 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: English, Spanish
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

What is this course's project?

Start a notebook for creative writing exercises that's ready to use or add to once you finish the course. You can repeat these exercises as many times as you want, and you'll always end up with new ideas.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

Anyone who wants to start writing, write more often and have fun with their texts, or exercise their creative muscles.

Requirements and materials

No previous knowledge is needed to take this course, just some curiosity and the drive to write.

The materials include a notebook, your preferred writing tool (pens, pencils, markers, or a computer if you'd rather create a digital notebook), a timer, pieces of scrap paper for writing words, any book you have on hand, and graphic material like old photos, illustrations, tarot cards, or anything with an image on it.


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Aniko Villalba

A course by Aniko Villalba

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Aniko Villalba is a writer and the author of books such as Días de viaje (2013) and El síndrome de París (2016), as well as interactive diaries like Mapa subjetivo de viaje (2017) and Diario de viajes mágicos (FERA, 2020). She spent ten years traveling through more than 50 countries, photographing what she saw and writing about her experiences in magazines, newspapers, websites, and her blog viajandoporahi.com. She also spoke at events and conferences, published her first two travel narrative books, and started interactive travel diaries with prompts, triggers, and questions for readers to complete.

After life as a nomad, she settled down in Amsterdam to fully devote herself to her project escribir.me, a website that promotes writing and creativity where she has been offering workshops on writing, journaling, and creativity since 2015. She also has a podcast titled Mientras no escribo where she gives listeners an insider's look at the creative writing process.


Content

  • U1

    Introduction

    • About Me
    • Influences
  • U2

    Writing practice

    • Materials
    • The mindset: writing is like playing sports
    • The stages of the writing process
    • Where to get ideas
  • U3

    Your exercise book

    • Exercises to generate ideas
    • Exercises to document everyday life
    • Playing with the imagination: timed writing
    • Playing with the imagination: triggers and slogans
  • U4

    What to do with what you wrote in your notebook

    • And now that?
    • Your own voice: discovering what you want to tell
  • FP

    Final project

    • Writing Exercises: From the Blank Page to Everyday Practice

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    Ask questions, request feedback, or offer solutions. Share your learning experience with other students in the community who are as passionate about creativity as you are.

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Writing Exercises: From the Blank Page to Everyday Practice . Writing course by Aniko Villalba Best seller

Writing Exercises: From the Blank Page to Everyday Practice

A course by Aniko Villalba
Writer. Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Joined December 2018
  • 98% positive reviews (1.2K)
  • 39551 students