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ONLINE WRITING COURSES
& REAL LIFE WRITING RETREATS

FOR BADASS WRITERS WITH NO TIME OR MONEY

Everything you need to get going, keep going, plot,
edit, unpick, rebuild, and publish your stories

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and tell them really freakin’ well

ONE DAY WRITING RETREATS

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ONLINE CREATIVE WRITING COURSES

Hundreds of hours of creative writing courses covering everything from starting, middling, finishing and plotting, all 5* rated.
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LOTS OF FREE WRITING THINGS!

An entire blogs worth of free writing exercises, prompts, and general brainings, as well as writing competitions and publishing opportunities.
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25 days of writing prompts, exercises, and inspiration all up in your inbox

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A bit of pep and a bit of a prompt to kickstart your writing

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Monthly writing competitions & publishing opportunities

GET GOING

A bit of pep and a bit of a prompt to kickstart your writing

KEEP GOING

Refine your skills and get to the heart of the matter

GET PUBLISHED

Monthly writing competitions & publishing opportunities
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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.”


Lisa Fransson
author, Älgpappan

“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.”


Stephanie Hutton
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.”


Emma Reid
author, Milton the Mighty

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