Couch to 5K Words
WAKE UP YOUR WRITING
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Learn how to develop a dedicated creative practice

Finish with a tonne of adaptable techniques to make the best out of every writing session

Join our super supportive community

SHAKE OFF THE LITERARY ENNUI AND FIND YOUR WRITING HAPPY PLACE!

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 Butt Kick contains 28 days of writing tips and prompts, inspirational bollocks and literary swearing, delivered straight to your face.

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.

LESSONS IN THIS COURSE

GOAL SETTING

One day at a time

Dealing with FEAR

Changes

Fun, fun, fun

Prioritise

Recharge
#1

Foundation series: Plot

Make friends with your writing

Write what
you know

What even
IS writing?

CHANGE
THE ANGLE

show
up

recharge
#2

Foundation series: Characters

appreciate
 

Find your
rhythm

Why are
you here?

Play with yourself (ahem)

Return
to source

Recharge
#3

Foundation series: Building blocks

Permission
 

Balance
 

Look what you’ve done!

Write what
you love

Have
a plan

Freedom!
 

Get full access to Couch To 5k Words when you join Writers' HQ today!

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Get stuck in straight away with our specialist library of online courses covering everything from productivity, idea generation, short stories, novels, editing, and publishing – suitable for writers at any point in their writing journey.

ROADMAPS TO GUIDE YOU FROM STARTING, MIDDLING AND FINISHING

Our step-by-step roadmaps will guide you from a standing start to a  solid writing routine, help you smash through writers block, and hold your hand through the winding alleys of novel writing. 

With Writers’ HQ, there’s no writer left behind.

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Whether it’s to help you workshop a story, offer in-depth critique, celebrate a finished story, squee over an acceptance, argue over the finer points of an arcane novel, or pick you up when you’ve had a rejection, the Writers’ HQ community is everything. 

Members get access to special buddy groups and accountability logs, and you’ll often find Sarah and Jo loitering on the forums instead of doing their own writing.

Live Q&As with Sarah and Jo and other member-exclusive webinars

Hone your craft by getting answers to your writerly questions and exploring your challenges with regular online events, including live Q&As with Sarah and Jo, Flash Fiction write-a-longs, and advanced journaling skills.

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