The First Draft

WHQ haven’t entirely got rid of that sinking feeling in the pit of my stomach when I sit down to write, but they damn well nearly have! I don’t know how I ever got anything written when I didn’t have The Great Ladies in the Sky and the whole WHQ community hovering at my back while I’m writing/typing. I honestly don’t. And this course is ACE! Don’t take my word for it. Do it!

Jan McCarthy
The First Draft
£20 a month as part of the WHQ membership
First month £10!

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First bloody draft

Seriously could not have done it without this course. plotstormers, making people and now first draft! My dreams are becoming real. Thanks WHQ! 5 STARS!

Gill O'Sullivan
The First Draft

This course helped me more than I can really say. It turned my novel from a vague idea to a proper story with a proper journey. The tools that I learned have made the process of writing my novel smoother, more structured and more enjoyable to write. Can’t rate the course enough.

Kezia Barr
The First Draft
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Take your novel plan and turn it into a 50,000+ word first draft!
Finish the course with a solid manuscript, ready to be edited and sent out into the big wide world.
Join our lovely little online community to support you through starting, middling, finishing and beyond.

Sarah Lewis

Half of Writers’ HQ

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


jo gatford

Half of Writers’ HQ

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

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