Christmas at Writers’ HQ


Writing is hard

But you know that because you love a writer

And they drive you insane (with their impatience and infuriating stubborness and impossible self-set deadlines and obsessive stationery purchasing)

This Christmas, help them get shit done.

Gift them a writers’ retreat or online writing course and bring joy to their crazy, over-caffeinated hearts.

  • Christmas? UNDER CONTROL

  • Chunukah? SORTED

  • Festivus? WE GOT YOU
  • Awkward birthdays too close to Christmas? AWW YEAH!

  • Want to avoid over-commercialised plastic bullshit and get a present to remember instead? WE’RE WHOLESOME AND SOUL-NOURISHING AND WORLD-SAVING ALL IN ONE LOVELY, SWEARY PACKAGE

Stop them fart-arsing about

Bag the writer in your life a spot on one of our famous, one-day, procrastination-busting, word-writing, biscuit-eating retreats.

A mere £35

Point them in the right direction

Wang the writer in your life a place on one of our five-star, kick-arse, get-it-written online creative writing courses and help them make some serious progress.

From £20

Sweary, motivational tat

We’ve got mugs! We’ve got notepads! We’ve got tote bags! Everything your writer needs to imbine caffeine, write words, and carry things.

From £6.95 (plus p&p)


Festive gift packs for people who can’t decide. Mugs, notepads, bags AND gift vouchers all together in one lovely pressie kind of thing.

From £40 (plus p&p)

We’re writers too. We get how it works.

Writers’ HQ has been helping writers get to the finish line and beyond since 2012.

And we’ve also been helping friends and families of writers find two seconds peace from living with with an angst-fuelled neurotic.

Fuck yeah!

Love for Writers’ HQ

Bursting with stories ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

I’ve written short stories for a while, but this course gave me loads of ideas about where to find stories and how to develop them. It’s also given me lots of food for thought about my writing process and how to approach (and edit) stories. I really feel the course demystifies everything about short stories, from idea to submission, and I’m looking forward to polishing the stories I’ve written over the past few weeks and trying to find them a home in the world. Thanks, Jo and Sarah

Liz O

Writing Short Fiction

Top notch course and the exercises are really challenging. It is hard work but it helps build a habit of writing too. I am really enjoying it a lot and surprised by how much I managed to do within those few weeks. Sarah has been an absolute brick really supportive and verifying or checking things in such a gentle and encouraging way. Go for it, you’ll love it.



Good stuff ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Excellent course. I have to say I never got the hang of the forums. But I’m probably getting old and not very online-attuned. I prefer classrooms with real people. But that’s my problem, not the course’s. Overall, a very good course, beautifully thought through. Recommended, even if like me you aren’t too hot on the virtual side of things.




I got more out of this course than all of the other ones I’ve done put together, and I’ve done lots and have been to some prestigious places that live off their puffery and fame but what they offer in terms of proper skills and help, simply doesn’t touch this. Plotstormers II, has been enormously enlightening and empowering and deeply generous, thanks so much Jo and & Sarah, you ROCK. I have already sung its praises among writer friends; two of whom are signing up pronto and I have only hesitated from trumpeting about it on SM, for fear that all WRITERSHQ courses would, subsequently, be swamped and then there would be no room for liddle ‘ole me! I will get over myself – promise.

Stephanie Gerra

Plotstormers II: The Editing Strikes Back