No time or money to book a writing course? We get it. At Writers’ HQ we know all too well how hard it is to hold down a job and a family and deal with evil imposter syndrome and the guilt that comes with trying to carve out time to write. There are plenty of lovely, sparkly writing courses out there, but most of them come with a whopper of a price tag and require taking time off that’s just not feasible for scruffy little writers like us. And so we decided: SOMETHING MUST BE DONE.
So, with help from the brilliant Arts Council England, we’ve brought out procrastination-busting, arse-kicking, profanity-laden, low-cost writing courses to the great big world of the internet. Access all our literary awesomeness from the comfort of your laptop with our suite of online courses – all portioned out into bite-sized chunks for you to complete as and when you’re able to shoehorn them in around your busy lives.
Our online courses include:
Seven Ideas in Seven Days (1 week online course – £20) – starts 6th Feb & 6th March 2017 *
Learn how to see, hear and think like a writer with Writers’ HQ’s new online creative writing course, Seven Ideas in Seven Days. Designed to fit around every day life and a busy schedule wherever you are in the world, we’ll give you techniques and exercises for generating ideas and turning them into usable outlines for brilliant stories.
Plotstormers: How to Plot a Novel (6 week online course – £140) – starts 6th Feb 2017 *
They say everyone has a novel inside them – the tricky part is getting it out without painful invasive surgery. This in-depth online plotting course contains everything you need to plan out your story from start to finish so that your rip roaring ready to get that first draft out, without too much swearing.
Novel Editing: Kick Your First Draft into Shape (6 week online course – £140) – starts 6th Feb 2017*
First drafts are notoriously meant to be awful. Hemingway said so – it must be true. Writers’ HQ’s new online novel editing course will take you from ‘ugh this is rubbish’ to ‘omg I can totally do this’ in six weeks. Designed to fit around everyday life and a busy schedule wherever you are in the world, we’ll take you step-by-step through deconstructing your work and then rebuilding it, transforming it into something beautiful.
Find a Literary Agent, Submit Your Manuscript, Get Published (6 week online course – £140) – starts 20th March 2017 *
It’s time. You’ve spent hundreds of hours and writing and editing and polishing your story. It’s ready to become a Real Life Book Thing. So now what? Where do you start? Spend six weeks learning how to write a query, a snappy synopsis and giving yourself the best chance of slapping your manuscript down onto the desk of your perfect agent.
Writing Short Fiction (6 week online course – £140) – starts 20th March 2017*
Writers’ HQ’s new online writing short story course will help you see the bigger picture and compress it into short stories with real punch. With the help of writing prompts, advice from award-winning short fiction writers, inspiring exercises, and our awesome little online community, you’ll come out the other side at least one fully formed short story to call your very own.