THE WRITERS’ HQ 2021
JOIN US FOR THE WRITERS’ HQ
COUCH TO 5K WORDS
Starts 1st February 2021
A month of FREE writing exercises, encouragement and inspiration, all up in your inbox. Join our lovely online community and find your writing groove.
Struggling to get started with your writing?
Finding it impossible to keep up a momentum?
Generally feeling a bit meh?
Shake off the literary ennui and find your writing happy place. Whack a firecracker up the butt of productivity. Shove procrastination out the door like a drunk relative who’s outstayed their welcome.
The Writers’ HQ Couch to 5k Words Butt Kick is 28 days of writing tips and prompts, inspirational bollocks, super special discount codes, and literary swearing, all delivered to your inbox.
Start on 1 February, join our lovely little community, and GET WRITING.
You could see out the month with a writing habit to make Barbara Cartland weep and productivity to make Stephen King fall on his knees in adulation.
WHAT AM I SIGNING UP FOR?
The Writers’ HQ C25K Butt Kick offers a whole month of procrastination-busting, productivity boosting techniques, writing exercises, (gentle) arse-kicking and inspirational shenanigans, all delivered direct to your inbox.
Let us help you get writing, keep writing, and reach your writing goals.
WHY AM I SIGNING
There’s no one-size-fits-all writing advice. We’re all different. We all have different routines, motivations, needs and limits. Comparing yourself to some uber-prolific writer who gets up at 4am every day and bashes out 10K before breakfast isn’t helpful. So find your own way, give your writing habit a vigorous shakedown, and finish the course with a regular, sustainable writing practice.
WHO AM I SIGNING UP FOR?
Writers’ HQ helps writers to tell their stories, and to tell them really freakin’ well.
We run online creative writing courses and real life retreats for badass writers with no time or money. You can find out more here www.writershq.co.uk
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SOME QUESTIONS. SOME ANSWERS.
We’re Writers’ HQ and we run online creative writing courses and retreats for badass writers with no time or money. Join in with our monthly freebie course, browse a whole host of other free resources, or sign up as a fully-fledged member and get access to ALL our writing course as well as a bunch of other excellent perks and shiny things.
Yes, it’s free, FREEEEE! (But obviously we’re gonna try to get you to join as a member in the emails because we cannot get enough of helping writers do that writing thang. But you can ignore that stuff. We don’t care. We don’t. It’s fine. WE SAID IT’S FINE.)
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.
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.
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. Please don’t sign up and then email us with how offended you are because that’s a silly waste of everyone’s time.
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).
“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