Write A Tiny Novel

Novel writing

Every novel starts with a single idea and we're going to show you how to take that very first step towards the finished product


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Figure out the basic outline of your story
Learn how to motivate yourself to write regularly
Get your ideas out of your head and onto paper

It’s time to get your story written.

And we’re gonna show you how!

Join us for a kickass five-day writing challenge in which we show you how to outline the major points of your novel, how to motivate yourself to show up every single day, and how to get those ideas out of your head and onto paper.

Sure, it’s not a complete novel, but in just five days we’re going to do amazing things with the way you see your story and your writing process.

You’ll walk away with something story-shaped; a tangible tale you can hold in your hand that looks remarkably like a very tiny novel.

Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • The very basics of story structure
  • How to start growing your idea into something bigger
  • What your story looks and feels like

6 steps

  • Welcome to Write a Tiny Novel
  • Day 1: Time vs Words
  • Day 2: Eating an elephant
  • Day 3: Beginnings and endings
  • Day 4: Middle Bits
  • Day 5: Bring it all together
  • Take This Course


    “Writers’ HQ got me writing again after a break of nearly 20 years. They are amazing! A motivating, practical, friendly course with exercises to do and a nice positive forum to discuss how it’s all going.”


    Here’s what you get when you start this course today

    Five lessons showing you:

    • Different ways of looking at stories
    • How to begin when it feels overwhelming
    • How to avoid the saggy middle
    • What to do next to turn your tiny novel into a maxi novel

    Plus this lovely, lovely bonus stuff


    The Writers’ HQ Guide to Productivity

    This productivity-twanging five day writing challenge will unpick, unlock and unblargh your writerly self!



    Seven Ideas in Seven Days

    Give your brain a thorough shakedown and finish with at least seven new story ideas


    Online Writing Retreat

    Come write with us! Set and achieve your writing goals. Find accountability, advice and camaraderie!

    Oh and did we say it’s FREE?

    Because it is. All freeeee.

    What’s the catch? Eh. No catch. We’re shit at capitalism. We believe everyone should have access to stories. And obviously we’re also hoping you love it so much you upgrade to the full shebang. But ya know, no pressure 🤷‍♀️.


    I’ve struggled with the messy middle of this story for months. But working on the course tasks unlocked some new ideas that, while scrawny and incomplete, give me hope that there’s a plot here.


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