OF ME AND YOU
A CREATIVE WRITING COURSE
Welcome to The Story of Me and You: A Creative Writing Course for Mums! I’m Sarah and on this course I’ll support you to build a keepsake collection of writing about your personal experience of motherhood. If you’d love to document the reality of becoming a parent, but aren’t sure where to begin, this is the course for you.
I will help to ignite your imagination and guide you through the creation of your collection, to build a book of memories for yourself or to save for your child when they grow up, or perhaps even for when they become a parent themselves.
Don’t worry if you haven’t written since school, or if you’ve lost your creative spark in the haze of motherhood. As an experienced teacher and writing specialist, I’ll help you to develop your collection to preserve your thoughts and emotions at this wonderful, turbulent, exhausting time!
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This online course will guide you through the creation of a keepsake collection of writing, inspired by your experience of motherhood.
You can start the course whenever you’re ready and work at your own pace. The tasks and guidance will all be available to you as soon as you sign up and you don’t need to sign in at a particular time. So you’ll be able to work on your writing at a pace and time that works for you and your child (day or night!), with no need to commit to attending a class, or indeed to getting out of your pyjamas.
Each module will consist of a shorter task to ignite your imagination and a longer task to get you writing in more depth, resulting in a collection of at least 12 pieces of creative writing. We’ll experiment with poetry, stories, memoirs and more, to develop a varied, personal and honest anthology.
➝ This is an online course.
➝ It costs £97.
➝ The course will be available to you as soon as you sign up and you can access it whenever you like.
➝ You can then access it at any time for twelve months, so there’s no need to commit to being online at a particular time and you can work through the course at your own pace.
➝ There are six modules, which each contain two writing tasks to complete in your own time. Your writing is just for you, so does not need to be submitted. However, if you are proud of a piece and would like to submit it to be shared on our website you can email it to me at any time.
➝ There’s the additional option of week-by-week feedback from me, if you would like personalised guidance, editing and support with your writing.
➝ By the end of this course, you will have a collection of at least 12 pieces of creative writing which will form a book that you can keep for generations to come.
➝ You’ll also get access to my private Slack group, where you can ‘meet’ other mums who are doing the course and chat about your writing, the tasks or anything else you like!
“I’ve loved the course and think it would be such a fantastic (and important) thing for other mothers to do. Thank you for putting together such a wonderful course; it’s really fired my imagination and got me to write some pieces I’ll treasure which I definitely wouldn’t have written if I hadn’t done the course.” – Katharine
“The Story of Me and You has allowed me to take some time to reflect on the past 7 years of motherhood; the ups, the downs and everything in between. Sarah’s tasks have guided my trails of thought and helped me to create pieces of writing that otherwise I fear I’d never have taken the time to write. I always look forward to seeing what my next assignment is and when I find the time (a rarity but now a necessity), I can’t wait to get started.” – Lucy
Who am I?
I’m Sarah Parrott, owner of Write Sparks and an experienced teacher and writing specialist. I live in South London with my husband and our wonderful, exhausting 3-year-old son. Throughout our IVF adventure, a difficult pregnancy and raising a child with complex medical needs, I’ve found writing to be a powerful tool to process my emotions, to document our journey and to give me the creative outlet I need. I’m excited about helping other women to access the joy and catharsis that writing can bring to their own experiences of motherhood.
I’m on Instagram and Twitter @writesparks -come and say hi!