Seven Ideas in Seven Days
LEARN TO SEE, HEAR, AND THINK LIKE A WRITER
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Learn how to shoot ideas out of your brain like story lasers. Pew pew pew!

Finish the course with a handful of brand new story-nuggets, ready to be explored and developed

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LEARN TO SEE, THINK AND HEAR LIKE A WRITER

Give us seven days and we’ll give you a whole shedload of techniques and exercises for generating ideas and turning them into usable outlines for brilliant stories.

Great ideas are the bedrock of storytelling and writing. Sometimes they come thick and fast, and sometimes they seem to languish in the dank cellar of your subconscious and refuse to come out to play.

All those ideas are in there though, hiding in your brain, just waiting for the spark that sets them free.

In this fun, fast-paced seven day course, we’ll work with you through ways to feed your brain, germinate those idea-seeds (seedy ideas?) and keep stories tumbling out of your head.

LESSONS IN THIS COURSE

WHAT YOU DON’T KNOW

KILLER TITLES

IT STARTS WITH A KISS

MORE THAN A FEELING

FEED YOUR BRAIN

BIG IDEA/SMALL IDEA

A VERY TINY NOVEL

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No excuses!

That’s what this course left me with – in a very good way. It goes straight for the writing jugular, which is what a ditherer like me needs. It left me feeling like this: I can run away as far as I can get from anything to do with writing, or I can woman up and get on with it. Running away not being an option, Seven Ideas In Seven Days was like a sergeant-major shouting in my ear “What are you?” and me answering in a humble whisper “I’m a writer, Ma’am.” Not for the faint-hearted. Definitely not. If you want to write – or, more accurately, not want to not write, join WHQ.

Jan McCarthy
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Really inspiring

Lots of techniques to get ideas flowing, and I ended up with a number of story ideas – some with legs, some without, some possibly not my ideas at all but episodes of Gilligan’s Island that had been lurking somewhere in my subconscious (might need to leave those in the drawer for the time being). I really enjoyed the balance of the course – partly brainstorming around an image, emotion, or ‘what if’ type question where all ideas get jotted down, and partly practical advice as to how to sort out the ideas with potential from those without (or, at least, with less potential at the moment).

I’ve got some interesting new things to work on, particularly the tiny novel from day 7. It’s a really enjoyable course and I thoroughly recommend it, particularly to anyone who feels like they’re in a bit of a rut or between projects.

Sandra Hirons
Seven Ideas In Seven Days
Seven Ideas in Seven Days (or at least the seven days I found to do it in!)

This is certainly valuable in getting the brain working quickly! I particularly liked the create-your-book-cover activity. This had me using software I never knew about and thoroughly enjoying myself… like dressing up for grown ups! I’d recommend this at any time and may repeat it for inspiration along the line. Thank you!

Gillian Gammon
Seven Ideas In Seven Days
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Learn how to shoot ideas out of your brain like story lasers. Pew pew pew!
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Finish the course with a handful of brand new story-nuggets, ready to be explored and developed.
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Join our lovely little online community to inspire and support you.
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Sarah Lewis

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Procrastinator Level: Set up WHQ and had a baby to avoid writing her novel

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Half of Writers’ HQ

Procrastinator Level: Set up WHQ and did an MA to avoid writing her novel

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LEARN TO SEE, HEAR, AND THINK LIKE A WRITER

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[/us_iconbox][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_tta_tabs][vc_tta_section tab_id=”1570293069335-6de171b6-a2c0dc50-5bb5″ title=”COURSE HOME”][vc_column_text]Designed to fit around every day life and a busy schedule wherever you are in the world, we’ll give you techniques and exercises for generating ideas and turning them into usable outlines for brilliant stories. Great ideas are the bedrock of storytelling and writing. Sometimes they come thick and fast, and sometimes they seem to languish in the dank cellar of your subconscious and refuse to come out to play. All those ideas are in there though, hiding in your brain, just waiting for the spark that sets them free. In this fun and fast-paced seven day course, we’ll work with you through ways to feed your brain, germinate those idea-seeds (seedy ideas?) and keep stories tumbling out of your head.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section tab_id=”1570293069387-b07b8985-01f7dc50-5bb5″ title=”CURRICULUM”][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]DAY 1: WRITE ABOUT WHAT YOU DON’T KNOW That doesn’t mean turning the daily tedium of your commute in to an 800 page experimental novel DAY 2: AN AUTHOR THOUGHT UP A KILLER TITLE, AND YOU WON’T BELIEVE WHAT HAPPENS NEXT Can you retrofit a story idea from a cool title? DAY 3: IT STARTS WITH A KISS Big stories can come from the smallest of places DAY 4: MORE THAN A FEELING Turning your vague feelings of ennui into a killer story [/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]DAY 5: FEED YOUR BRAIN – ASK IT QUESTIONS Questions are a writer’s most powerful tool DAY 6: BIG IDEA/SMALL IDEA Not every idea will end up as a full plot, but every idea is useful DAY 7: A VERY TINY NOVEL Get yersen from a vague idea to a story idea[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section tab_id=”1570293565423-d19a321c-16cedc50-5bb5″ title=”HOW IT WORKS”][vc_column_text]1. Enrol Once you’ve joined you’ll get an email confirming your place and explaining how you access the course. Spoiler: you click a link. Super simple. 2. Read, watch, do The lessons are a mix of text, images, videos and exercises. To get the most out of the course, try to give yourself at least an hour a day to read or watch the material and do the exercises. We’ve made them as bite-size as possible but also if you wanna do the thing you gotta do the work. 3. No rush This course is written to be done over 7 days but if you miss a day or something comes up, don’t panic! Go at your own pace. We’ll be waiting for you in the community forums when you’re ready to catch up. 4. No money? No problem Periodically we run this course as a freebie so please make sure you’re on our newsletter list to get notifications of that. Alternatively, if you can’t wait and have no cash, have a look at our bursary scheme. 5. Milk no sugar Drink plenty of tea, stock up on biscuits, gin for later. Enjoy it. It’s supposed to be fun. Love you. Mwa.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section tab_id=”1570294476168-e2773d62-62e5dc50-5bb5″ title=”WHAT YOU GET”][vc_column_text]
  • Seven ideas that you can use, grow, nurture, or throw on the floor in frustration (then pick up again and hope no one saw)
  • Daily inspiration, whip-cracking, writing exercises and prompts
  • An invitation to our community forum, full of super cool people to help and support you along the way, including Team WHQ, our specially-picked and hand-baked gang of badass writers.
  • Top tips from tip-top authors
  • Techniques to spot ideas in both the fantastic and the mundane, tools to encourage ideas to grow and bloom, and skills to turn ideas into fully fledged stories
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Give your writing and writing habit a vigorous shakedown. Ooer.

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