Creative Writing 101

Good writing is like magic. It allows you to create your unique world on paper, drawing on your experiences and using your fantasy to craft a compelling story.

If you live in Austria and are interested in creative writing, but German is not your native language – this workshop is for you! You will learn the basics of good creative writing that will spark your creativity and give you a profound base for working on your individual projects.


  • finding your writing voice
  • how to find inspiration and create a list of topics for your writing
  • creating unique, realistic characters
  • how to ask for, and give constructive and helpful feedback
  • developing a writing practice that fits your life and your interests


In this workshop, we are going to look into proven tools and methods from creative writing teachers all over the world and also share our own experiences and exercises. Students will receive a full list of resources mentioned in the workshop as well as additional recommendations for learning more about creative writing. No prior requirements are necessary for this course – only your curiosity and openness about your writing!

currently no dates available – please contact us if you are interested!
Place: KREATIVER RAUM, 1040 Vienna
Price: € 145

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Included in the price: In addition to the four-hour workshop, each participant will receive a leather journal (grand voyageur (xl) and a plain refill) worth 60€. You can choose the color, and the leather journal can also be personalized with your initials.

Ana Znidar

„In my workshops and writing groups, one topic keeps coming up: Which writing materials do I want to use? What do I feel comfortable with, and how can I capture my ideas by writing on the road? My mantra is to always have a notebook with me. This year I got to know the creative, friendly team of paper republic and their great products. paper republic is a Viennese company founded in 2012 and offers beautiful, durable leather journals made of Tuscan Vachetta leather. These journals can be filled with up to four different notebooks, pens and pen loops and personalized with initials embossing. Together with paper republic, we have created two new mini-workshops, for all those who are looking for inspiration to write on the one hand and a beautiful notebook for their ideas on the other hand.“

Your instructor

Gabriele Weissenegger studied Comparative Literature and Teaching German as a Foreign Language and has several years of experience in teaching German and Creative Writing. In 2018, she published two short stories and finished an additional trainer program for writing teachers at the writers‘ studio in Vienna.