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!
Let us hold your hand through the epic first draft slog. All the guidance you need, coupled with swearing, tea-drinking, and gold stars.
In case you hadn’t noticed yet, writing a novel is haaaaard. And we don’t mean walking-up-a-steep-hill hard or having-to-tell-someone-they’ve-got-a-bogey-on-their-nose hard – we mean like pushing something the size of a watermelon out of something the size of Smarties tube hard. But you know what? Every day, people do it. People have been doing it since the dawn of time. It’s one of the reasons that we’re so successful-slash-cataclysmic as a species; our ability to do art. It’s what we were built for.
Think of this course like hypnobirthing for writers. NCT for novelists. Mothercare for motherfucking wordsmiths. This novel is coming out of you one way or another, we’re just here to make the process smoother, calmer, and full of appropriate medication.
This is a badass course for badass writers. You’ll start with a plan and finish with a novel. We won’t lie: it’s full-on. But the results are totally worth it. So let us guide you, step by step, towards a completed first draft novel in six months (or less, or more – it’s up to you!).
A FEW IMPORTANT NOTES:
You will need some sort of plan for your novel before we start ’cause we’re gonna hit the ground running and get writing pretty much straight away. We’re not going to spend a month or two rehashing the basics of plotting – we’re going to crack on with writing writing writing, taking everything we’ve learnt in Plotstormers and going broader, deeper and wordier. YEAH!
“Oh shit, do I need to have taken Plotstormers first?”
Well, we’d prefer it if you had, but we understand that’s not always possible. So if you already have some sort of plan or outline for your novel and want to join the course, that’s great – just be aware that we sometimes use the Plotstormers format when talking about structure. If you’re unsure, give us a yell on firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll help you out.
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!
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.
Half of Writers’ HQ
Procrastinator Level: Set up WHQ and had a baby to avoid writing her novel
Half of Writers’ HQ
Procrastinator Level: Set up WHQ and did an MA to avoid writing her novel