Be part of the most excellent, supportive, and productive community of writers, all on a mission to write really great stories
Writers’ HQ has everything you need to get going, keep going, plot, edit, unpick, rebuild, write your novel, and publish your stories.
(also tea and swearing)
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WRITERS’ HQ HELPS WRITERS TELL THEIR STORIES
and tell them really freakin’ well
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Learn how to write the stories you love, and have the confidence to send them into the big wide world
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Enjoy the knowledge and experience of a huge community of writers who help and support each other
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Shine a light on your process with hundreds of hours of creative writing tuition to help get you from start to finish
WRITERS’ HQ MEMBERS GET INSTANT ACCESS TO ALL THESE SUPER LOVELY COURSES
write a novel, write short stories, write poems, write anything with words and heart
Love you WHQ!

After hanging around on the WHQ Freeloaders page and completing the free courses, I was so convinced by the improvements to my writing – and amused by the emails! – I signed up for three months… I’m still here months later! I’ve learnt so much, from courses like Plotstormers and First Draft, and from fellow WHQers, I would rather give up cake and chocolate than let my membership lapse! Love you WHQ!

Jan McCarthy
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Here’s to Writers’ HQ

Here’s to Writers’ HQ for encouraging us to take ourselves seriously as writers whilst still enabling us to have fun while we do it.

Elizabeth Haynes, Author of The Murder of Harriet Monckton

WHAT MAKES WRITERS’ HQ
SO AWESOME?

everything you need

The incredible Writers’ HQ community offers an inclusive, welcoming, supportive, step-by-step, hand-holding environment, away from tiresome literary snobbery and grammar pedantry, for the many writers out there who feel as though they don’t fit.

we're writers too

We know what you’re dealing with – the frustrations, the joys, the heartache, the endless urge to procrastinate, the crying hysteria at Tumblr memes about punctuation. And we’re working on our stories right alongside you.

support is our m.o.

With thousands of WHQers all over the world, you can swap work for critique, swoon and flail and be caught by a other writers who Just Get It, 24 hours a day. Oh yeah. We put the mm in community, y’all

we love stories

No seriously. We love all of them, from sci fi to lit fic, from trashy beach reads to obscure experimental weirdness, from police procedurals to high fantasy. All stories are important and valued and just shut up and give them to us, ok? We demand MOAR STORIES.

no nonsense

Writers’ HQ is about doing the work. We don’t waft around waiting for the muse or talking endlessly about writing without actually doing any. We show up at our desk time and time again and get. shit. done. (I mean, we also dick around making tea and eating biscuits, but you get the idea).

we love you

Running Writers’ HQ is a legit dream come true and we freakin’ adore all the people who make it so awesome (that’s you guys). We’re here for you, we’re rooting for you, we live and breathe this accidental behemoth. So come on in, the water’s fine.

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WHO *ARE* YOU SUPER COOL LUMINESCENT INTERDIMENSIONAL WRITER BEINGS OF JOY AND WONDER?

Writers’ HQ is run by Sarah and Jo, two micro-sized writers who could never quite get the thing they needed from the huge array of (largely brilliant) writing courses available. So they (we? It’s us! Hello! We’re writing this in the third person!) set out to provide an inclusive, welcoming, supportive, step-by-step, hand-holding environment, away from tiresome literary snobbery and grammar pedantry, for the many writers out there who feel as though they don’t fit.

They (we!) have been helping writers achieve their goals since 2012, and Writers’ HQ has grown into the most inclusive, welcome, supportive, step-by-step, hand-holding community, away from tiresome literary snobbery and grammar pedantry, for the many writers out there who feel as though they don’t fit.

THE FOUR KICKASS FRONDS OF THE WRITERS’ HQ MEMBERSHIP
in-depth courses
Hundreds of hours worth of courses, covering everything from how to have ideas, plotting, editing, short fiction, characterisation and getting published. Work at your own pace or find a course buddy on the forums, and bury yourself elbow deep in your work to figure out what your story is really about.
live Q&As
Procrastination-busting, word-writing, tea-drinking, biscuit-dunking one-day writing retreats, online and irl, all week, every week. Plus special monthly Q&As with Jo and Sarah.
writing retreats
All Writers’ HQ members get a whopping FIFTEEN PERCENT off our procrastination-busting, biscuit-eating, word-churning one-day writing retreats that happen every week across the UK.
members only forum
Get advice, swap work, flail, swoon, celebrate, discuss course topics and generally hang out in the private forums, exclusive to WHQ members. Plus NEW buddy groups for added accountability.
GET INSTANT ACCESS TO WRITERS’ HQ COURSES AND MORE!
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PAY NEVER

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FREE LIFETIME
  • Access to all monthly free courses
  • Access to every online retreat, journaling workshop and Flash Face-Off
  • Access to the awesome Writers' HQ Forum

Pay monthly

Get 50% off your first month
£10 for the first month
then £20 a month after
  • Instant access to 100s of hours of creative writing courses
  • Access to the member's forum plus plenty of other perks
  • Charge up your writerly superpowers, and cancel any time you're done

PAY ANNUALLY

Save £50 that's a lot of avocados you know
£190 one -off payment
  • Get all the monthly membership perks plus save fifty Earth Pounds
  • One-off membership ends after 12 months - renew or leave to lapse
  • Gain awesome writerly superpowers
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no problem
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