14 DAYS OF
SELF WRITE-SOLATION

STAY INSIDE.
WRITE ALL THE THINGS.

START NOW!
START DATE

Anytime!

DURATION

14 days

PRICE

FREE!

Umm, okay, so in light of the whole global ‘situation’ and increasingly real prospect of social distancing measures and self-isolation and school closures and all that stuff which we’re TOTALLY calm about by the way (we’re calm, okay, we’re calm), we thought: “Hey, you know what people need? Something productive and fun and distracting to keep them entertained if they’re stuck at home for a coupla weeks.”

So what did we do? We made you a brand new spanky (and absolutely FREE) online writing course! Yeah we did. Because, let’s face it, staying home all day wrapped in a blanket eating biscuits and drinking tea and eschewing all social contact is preeeetty much what writers do best.

And lo, 14 Days of Self Write-solation was born. A whole two weeks of daily writing exercises, prompts, inspiration, stupid gifs, patented WHQ tomfoolery and pep for your reading and writing pleasure. Totes free. Zero pennies. Gratis.

Not only that but you’ll also have access to our amazing community writing forums, full of lovely writers just like you, ready to offer feedback and support and solidarity in our battle against writer’s block and ominous pandemic viruses…

Join us! Stay indoors! Write all the things!

Oh, and did we mention it’s FREEEEEE!

Hone your fiction skills with a series of quick (but effective) writing exercises.

Generate new ideas, write new stories, develop an existing WIP – whatever works for you!

Join our lovely little online community for support, feedback, and writerly solidarity.

ALL THE AWESOME-SAUCEOME STUFF YOU GET

  • 14 days of emails containing writing exercises, inspiration, ideas, techniques, and resources to help you springboard into storyland
  • Support, advice, feedback, camaraderie, stupid gifs, and bad puns – all available in our community writing forums…
  • Did we mention it’s all completely free? Yup. We just wanna help our writers grow and develop and create brilliant fiction. Join us!

CURRICULUM CURRICULAR CURRICULEEEEE

AKA what we’ll be covering in this course

Writing exercises and prompts to help you start brand new stories out of thin air

Expert advice on craft and technique to help you develop your writing

Characterisation exploration to help you create vivid, realistic fictional peeps

Tips and tricks for making the most out of your writing time – even if it’s just 10 minutes!

A quest for the ‘fundamental nugget of human truth’ at the heart of all good fiction…

LOVE FOR WRITERS’ HQ

HOW IT WORKS

  • Enrol

    Once you’ve joined your first email will ping straight to your inbox and you can get started right away!

  • Read, watch, do

    Each email will contain a writing exercise – usually a mix of text, images, gifs, videos and prompts. To get the most out of the course, try to give yourself some undisturbed time and space to read or watch the material and do the exercises. We’ve made them as bite-size as possible but also if you wanna do the thing you gotta do the work.

  • No rush

    We’ll send you one email a day for 14 days and you can keep them in your inbox for as long as you like to return to again and again, giving you the opportunity to let your writing develop and percolate.

  • No money? No problem

    This course is FREEEEE!

  • Milk no sugar

    Drink plenty of tea, stock up on biscuits, gin for later. Enjoy it. It’s supposed to be fun. Love you. Mwa.

FARQUAR

WHO ARE YOU PLEASE?

We’re Writers’ HQ and you can check out our super groovy modern Internet website here www.writershq.co.uk. We run online creative writing courses and retreats for badass writers with no time or money.

WHAT ARE YOU SIGNING UP FOR?

14 Days Of Self Write-solation is a hastily thrown together set of 14 emails offering writing tips and prompts, inspirational bollocks, and literary swearing, all delivered to your inbox.

Start any time, join our lovely little community, and GET WRITING.

You could see out this particular pandemic/apocalypse with a writing habit to make Barbara Cartland weep and productivity to make Stephen King fall on his knees in adulation.

Just wang your email address in the thingy and we’ll send you all the goodies.

And yes, it’s free, FREEEEE! (But obviously we’re gonna try to sell you stuff in the emails. You can ignore that stuff. We don’t care. We don’t. It’s fine. WE SAID IT’S FINE.)

I DON’T LIKE GIN, SWEARING, OR JOKES FORGED FROM THE DEPTHS OF THE INTERNET

Yeah no we’re probably not for you then. Our approach isn’t for everyone (your first clue is in our logo). We swear more than is ‘ladylike’ and use gifs when we could use our words. But, eh, fuck it. We don’t believe that linguistic purity or literary snobbery does anyone any favours. If we’re not a match for you, thanks for giving us a go and good luck with your writing – we wish you every success. But if, like us, you’ve never found your rightful place in the writing world and think WHQ could be just the ticket – welcome home, come in, grab a cuppa, we’ve been waiting for you (in a totally non sinister way ofc).

GDPR PLEASE NOTE GDPR WOOP WOOP GDPR

You are also being signed up for our regular newsletter*. You can unsubscribe at any time using the unsub button at the bottom of each email. What’s in the newsletter? All kinds of wonderous things, including but not limited to: special offers, the latest super cool blogs, John-Williams-score-rousing pep, gifs, the occasional haiku, and a reasonable quantity of swearing.

*we’re not being cynical list-building twats, we genuinely can’t operate our newsletter software well enough to stop it happening.

WHERE ARE THE T&Cs THAT I’LL NEVER READ?

They’re here. We store your data in a handful of places – Mailchimp primarily, and if you sign up to our courses then we use Zapier and Thinkific. All are GDPR compliant. You can unsubscribe at any time.

ALSO TOO AS WELL

We swear a lot. It’s just who we are as people. If you don’t like swearing, please don’t sign up and then email us with how offended you are because that’s a silly waste of everyone’s time. OKAY THANKS FOR THE CHAT.

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