The Courage to Write
Helping people stop dreaming about writing and Just Do It.
“You can, you should, and if you’re
brave enough to start, you will.”
― Stephen King, On Writing
Welcome, my friend. I’m Abigail Webber, and I help aspiring writers to overcome their blocks and get their words out to the world. I have over twenty years of experience as an editor, writer and teacher of writing. I’ve worked in television and film, and am a Lecturer in Scriptwriting at the University of Northampton.
My passion is getting writers writing, no matter how stuck they might feel.
People who have a deep desire to write, but are gripped by self-doubt. People who have started lots of projects but never finished them. People who have at least 100 reasons why it’s not the right time, this time.
For those people, all that’s going to change. I will take you from ‘Maybe, someday …’ to ‘I’ve fucking nailed it!’
Remember when writing used to be fun? Something you loved doing? But now there’s something holding you back: lack of confidence, uncertainty, endless procrastination, fear of failure … or just LIFE getting in the way. I totally get it, because I’ve been there too.
So whatever type of writing you want to pursue, check out the links above for the one that suits you best. I’m really excited that you’re here and I can’t wait to start working with you!
The Courage to Write and the Scriptwriting Courses are supported by a wealth of resources to give you inspiration and ideas to work on – as well as ways to bust through your blocks and feel happy and confident about your writing. Join the Facebook group to be part of a community of writers and scriptwriters, all coming together to step into their writing dreams.
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