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Join one of our free – yes FREEEEEE– creative writing courses and get much more than a bunch of writing exercises. See also: an invitation to our super-lovely writing community, our free weekly newsletter full of terrible jokes and excellent writing advice, pep, support, new friends, and general writerly excellence.
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who are you?

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.

is it really free?

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.) perks and shiny things.
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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.

Plus we’re wanging your email address over to Crowdcast to get you registered for the webinar. You can read their privacy policy n stuff here.

Where’s the privacy policy that I’ll never read?

It’s here. Also check our our T&C while you’re there.

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I don’t like tea, swearing or memes

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).

Love you WHQ!

After hanging around on the WHQ Freeloaders page and completing the free courses, I was so convinced by the improvements to my writing – and amused by the emails! – I signed up for three months… I’m still here months later! I’ve learnt so much, from courses like Plotstormers and First Draft, and from fellow WHQers, I would rather give up cake and chocolate than let my membership lapse! Love you WHQ!

Jan McCarthy
Here’s to Writers’ HQ

Here’s to Writers’ HQ for encouraging us to take ourselves seriously as writers whilst still enabling us to have fun while we do it.

Elizabeth Haynes, Author of The Murder of Harriet Monckton


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WHQ free membership gives you access to:

> Free creative writing courses 
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> Free online retreats
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> Flash Face Off events
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