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WRITERS’ HQ HELPS WRITERS TELL THEIR STORIES
and tell them really freakin’ well
FREE CREATIVE WRITING COURSE
The Writers' HQ Couch to 5K Words Butt Kick
Wake up your writing with a whole month of writing exercises, inspiration and pep!
How to do wording: a pie chart
- Writing words
- Eating biscuits
- Drinking tea
We’re writers too.
We understand how it works.
We’ve been helping writers love their writing since 2012
Writers’ HQ is run by Sarah and Jo, two micro-sized writers who could never quite get the thing they needed from the huge array of (largely brilliant) writing courses available. So they (we? It’s us! Hello! We’re writing this in the third person!) set out to provide an inclusive, welcoming, supportive, step-by-step, hand-holding environment, away from tiresome literary snobbery and grammar pedantry, for the many writers out there who feel as though they don’t fit.
Between them (us?) they’ve (we’ve?) got four degrees in literature, Shakespeare and creative writing (and maths, but we don’t discuss that one. It was a dark time), a vast portfolio of writing in various disciplines and a smattering of awards, predominantly for writing but also one for winning a secondary school beauty contest, aged 11. Guess who that was.
“Writers’ HQ gave me the confidence to write. I’ve had short stories, poems, and a children’s book published. Through hundreds of tiny steps and stumbles, each one supported by the Writers’ HQ community, I am finally happy to call myself a writer. It has become my job.”
“The endless enthusiasm and encouragement of Sarah and Jo has worked magic. My novella-in-flash was published by Ellipsis and won Best Novella in the Saboteur Awards 2019 and I’m now represented by super-agent Sheila Crowley at Curtis Brown.”
author, Three Sisters of Stone
“With Jo and Sarah’s help I put together a query letter that got me four full requests from the slush-pile, three offers of representation and ultimately, an agent. There’s a reason I mention WHQ in the acknowledgements of my debut novel – they are awesome.”
author, Milton the Mighty