‘Am I creative?’ you may think. Creativity is our natural order, so in a word: ‘yes’. But you may feel stifled and blocked from too many years of education, or a corporate career. You may have stories stuffed in drawers and forgotten journals. And you may long to return to a simpler time. Alternatively, your creativity may be blossoming and you want to harness it.
As for sensitivity? Well, all sensitive people are creative. And our sensitivity increases the more we create. But we need to master the way we feel and transmute that into our words. Most, if not all, of us need reminding to come home to ourselves. To our bodies. To our breath. To the seat of our being. We need reminding of who we really are, and we need to re-learn our natural instincts.
Writing can help us do all of this. Writing for creative self-expression can transform your life, work and the way you feel about yourself. What’s more, it’s fun and can make your feel fabulous.
Greta Solomon is a writing trainer and self-expression coach for creatives, bloggers and business people. She is the author of the forthcoming book Heart, Soul & Sass: A Girl’s Guide to Writing for Creative Self-Expression. And her mission is to help people to better express themselves in writing.
After graduating in psychology from Warwick University, Greta started out as a journalist at women’s magazines in London, in the early 2000s. She worked at top-selling weekly, Woman, and freelanced for Now!, My Weekly, Company and BBC Good Homes, among others. But although she was a successful journalist on the outside, she felt creatively blocked inside. So, Greta embarked on a journey of creative discovery. This saw her become a freelance health and travel writer, a published poet and songwriter, and a student of drama (The Poor School) and lyrics (Berklee College of Music).
Taking the lessons learned, she became an English tutor with a sold-out practice (and a long waiting list!) and a PR account director at SE10, an international business-to-business PR consultancy. She then became a writing coach, trainer and international speaker. Greta trains employees at both multi-billion pound companies and small start-ups, and has authored the book Just Write It! (McGraw-Hill, 2013). Greta’s special sauce is inspiration. People most often leave her workshops hopeful, inspired, energised – and ready to write.
Does that sound a little like you? Or like the person you aspire to be? If so, I think you’ll love my workshops and programmes. Take a little nosy around and see if you find anything here that makes your heart sing. I believe that life works best when you find and express your true self. I also believe that it’s the little things that make life worth living. So, I hope you find some little pieces of inspiration here.
These blog posts can help you to get to know me a little better.
The following seven facts will also give you a little flavour of who I am. And below that you’ll find some kind words from some people I’ve worked with.