Really great to feel that I am not alone in the trenches and while I had realised some of the advice (I took the long way around) I was very helpful to hear someone else say it. And watching and listening to a video was more helpful than reading it.
Funny videos, and ideas for how to get your writing rhythm around kids
I really liked this course. It had some very helpful advice and it made me laugh. I would recommend this course for anyone who has children (or a child) and they need some helpful advice.
the Writers’ HQ membership.
A three-part video series on how to write while parenting, without going mad – or at least how to embrace the madness and still maybe get a bit of writing done.
Watch Sarah & Jo discuss the joys and perils of writing while wrangling a gaggle of unruly womb fruit, from carving out writing time to battling baby-brain fog to managing expectations to how to harness procrastination in a a productive way (yes really!).
Warning: includes stupid hats, prompts, and absolute ridiculousness.
A really nice affirming non writing writing time with this. States the obvious in the best of ways. Making time to write rather than WRITE broken down in fun human relatable terms. Helps to take our pressure off ourselves. Done with fun kindness by people who have clearly been there. Made me smile thank you!!
Half of Writers’ HQ
Procrastinator Level: Set up WHQ and did an MA to avoid writing her novel
Plotstormers II: The Editing Strikes Back
Writing Short Fiction
WRITE WHAT YOU KNOW
(EVEN WHEN YOU THINK YOU KNOW NOTHING, JON SNOW)
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Join our kickass community[/us_iconbox][us_separator size=”small”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_tta_tabs][vc_tta_section tab_id=”1570293069335-6de171b6-a2c05992-f703″ title=”COURSE HOME”][vc_column_text]Ahhh ‘write what you know’ – that old hackneyed chestnut, right? For most of us, ‘what we know’ is actually pretty dull and boring, but that’s not the point. The point is, we’re all frickin’ human. We all feel things (ugh, feelings). We all know stuff that other people don’t know. We’ve all experienced the world, with all its ups and downs and sideways strangeness. And the secret to good writing is translating all that innate human-y knowledge into honest, realistic fiction. No matter how much or little writing experience you have, no matter how low your writing confidence is (we’re talking to you, imposter syndromers), no matter what you want to write about or how little you think you know, we’re here to PROVE that you have a wealth of writing knowledge just ready to be unleashed on the world. After all, you are a human person thing, and you have all these emotions and life experiences and feelings and thoughts and you have seen things, man. You know things. You have lived. Which means: you can write. Over the course of four weeks we’re going to show you how to harness the power of your innate human-y knowledge; how to draw from what you DO know and translate that into fantastical, imaginative, moving, amazing fiction. We know that sometimes writing into the unknown can be terrifying. How do you put yourself into the shoes of someone other than yourself? How do you visualise and accurately depict a place you’ve never been? How do you write about something you’ve never done and make it feel REAL? You start with what you know. You use the experiences you already have on tap and adapt them, tweak ’em, manipulate and amplify them until they serve your purposes. You show your writing chops and turn what you know into what you don’t know in a believable, honest, and realistic way. Sounds easy/difficult/terrifying, huh? Yep. All of those. But we’re gonna do it anyway. So join us for a month full of pep, exercises, prompts and guidance on harvesting all the amazing things you know into your writing.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section tab_id=”1570293069387-b07b8985-01f75992-f703″ title=”CURRICULUM”][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]Week 1: What do you ACTUALLY know? 1) Five things you know 2) Giving value to your own experiences 3) What’s your theme? 4) Why truth and realism matter 5) Making a Life CV 6) Three more important things 7) Rest your writerly brain Week 2: People, Places and Things 1) Embodying an experience 2) Take me to a faraway place 3) All the things 4) A pause and a catch-up 5) Story ingredients 6) Resources and research 7) Pep & relaxation[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]Week 3: Feelings and emotions 1) Right in the feels 2) Emotional intelligence 3) The only two stories in the world 4) Transference 5) An interlude (and some poetry) 6) A round-up reminder 7) Get pepped Week 4: Writing AROUND it 1) Reframing 2) Discovery 3) Let’s go macro 4) Whaddaya want? 5) Why are we doing this again? 6) All the things we know 7) And so, the end[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section tab_id=”1570293565423-d19a321c-16ce5992-f703″ 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 the space of four weeks 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 Our membership is the most cost effective way of accessing our courses and the first month is half price. Alternatively, if you have no spare cash, have a look at our Sponsor A Writer 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-e2773d62-62e55992-f703″ title=”WHAT YOU GET”][vc_column_text]
- Four weeks of progressive exercises to help you to harvest ideas, develop your craft, and discover what you really know…
- Guidance on safely exploring your innate human-y knowledge and turning truthful details into fiction-worthy elements
- Advice on finding that sweet spot between autobiography and fiction, and how to detach yourself from potentially tricky memories and feelings so you can write about them
- Daily inspiration, whip-cracking, writing prompts, lots of theory and how to use that practically
- Top tips, techniques, and story examples from the best of the best
- Access to our LOVELY social media community of Writers HQers to discuss ideas, techniques and get advice and feedback from your fellow writers
Learn how to craft teeny little truth bombs to scatter into your fiction and make it feel as realistic as possible[/us_iconbox][us_separator][us_iconbox icon=”far|hand-peace” style=”outlined” iconpos=”left” alignment=”left”]
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