Thushara Chandrasiri


Genevieve Potter - 14th September 2017


If there is one thing I love more than anything, it is the sense of liberation that comes when you write about something you are passionate about. Therefore, it made me excited when I could take things to the next level when I came across the Making Creativity Work: Creative Writing for Magazines course at Bauer Academy.

I have done many employability courses in the past for sure, but it was good to finally discover a course tailored to the creative industry, which for me a lot of the time was something that only existed in my dreams.

Taking place in central London, I made the choice to travel from Newcastle to London just to be part of the experience. Sure I was nervous at first, but it wasn’t long ‘til I was embarking on one of the greatest journeys of my life. Sometimes when it comes to following your dreams, it means stepping out of your comfort zone. Yes it can be a scary thought, but man am I so glad I didn’t let the opportunity pass me by.

For 8 days we were taught some excellent tips and skills by our tutor, Lucy Jolin, who was not only supportive throughout but I felt gave us an insight into pursuing the world of freelance writing. No two days on the course were ever the same and even though you may say “it’s only 8 days”, I learnt so much.

You are probably asking yourself how life has been for me since completing the course aren’t you. Well, considering I only completed the course in July, I have to say this is the most confident I have felt for quite a long time. Making Creativity Work well and truly gave me that extra encouragement I needed to make me realise that it is possible to make a career from something which makes you smile the most.

While freelance writing may not be for the faint of heart, I know either way this is the start of some pretty exciting new times! Thank you Bauer Academy, my fellow course friends, and of course our tutor, Lucy, for making this a course to truly remember!