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Need a serious talking to about your writing? We can do that!

For a limited time, we're offering 10 super spesh Writers' HQ Writing Therapy sessions, including an editorial review and  1-1 writing chitty chat. Yus we are.

Here's the dealio:

We all have those days (weeks, months) when your writing seems futile and infuriating and just ugggh. And sometimes what you really need is someone to sit you down with a cup of tea, give your writing a good shakedown, and give you a good talking to about life.

You know what Writers' HQ is excellent at? Giving your writing a good shakedown and giving you a good talking to about life. Yeah we are!

And we also love doing it but we just never have the time. We've got a bit of spare capacity at the moment while our website has a rejig so we've got 10 writing therapy sessions up for grabs. You can pick from an editorial review of up to 5,000 words, a 1-1 Skype sesh with Sarah or Jo to chew over your plot and your problems, or a killer combo of both.

Sounds like exactly what you need in your life? Yeah it is! Clicky here to do the thing....

WHY SHOULD I DO THIS?

I mean. You don't have to do it. But here's who this would be good for:

  • If you're stuck with your writing and don't know where to go next
  • If you're lacking confidence and need some serious pep
  • If you're about to give up and need some serious pep
  • If you're coming to the end of a project and need some direction
  • If your Beta Readers just aren't doing it for you and you want some more profesh feedback

WHAT DO I GET?

If you choose the editorial review, you get a full professional critique of your work, aka a good ol' shakedown from Jo or Sarah, including what works, what doesn't work, and ideas of where to go next, exercises and suggested reading that might help you move forward.

If you choose the 1-1 Writing Therapy sesh, you get at least 30 minutes on Skype to Jo or Sarah to chew over your plot, your problems, ask questions and get sage writerly advice from the Writers' HQ dynamic duo. 

If you choose both, you get... BOTH and can use your 1-1 time to talk over your writing in more detail. 

 

ALSO TOO AS WELL

You'll get to join our lovely little online community to support you through the good times and the bad, including gold stars, and all the pep and shoulders to cry on you need. And plenty of gifs, natch.

Waahhoooooo pep pep let's go... 

LET'S GET STARTED 

Just the editorial review please (of up to 5,000 words)

£150

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Just the 1-1 Writing Therapy session please!

£100

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Both the editorial review and the writing therapy sesh please!

£220 (Save £30)

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    I came to this course with the complete first draft of a novel I had already written, but which (after a year of failing to rewrite it on my own) I knew needed more than just a bit of editing to make it work. Plotstormers has been a great way of completely deconstructing what I had to begin with, and then building it up again from scratch into first four, then seven, then sixteen units. The early weeks give you a brilliant introduction to various theories of plotting, soundbites from successful authors, and links to useful blogs and resources; this part is huge fun, and the video of Kurt Vonnegut explaining the shapes of stories is absolutely priceless. When it came to the actual writing bit, Sarah and Jo provided excellent support, encouragement and incisive feedback throughout (though be warned: the swearing is contagious. You'll know you have a problem when your 2 yr old starts effing at random people in shops). In the latter weeks of the course the forums (fora?) became indispensible for sounding out ideas and identifying problems as well as helpful cameraderie. I lagged behind towards the end, but nevertheless this course has given me the boost I needed to get my novel back off the ground, or at least back onto the runway. I highly recommend it, and look forward to taking more Writers HQ courses in the near future.
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