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The scales have truly fallen ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
I had an idea. I wrote it out for 60k words. Someone said it was more like a short story. I was stuck. Then I discovered Writers HQ… I’ve found my people. This course has literally transformed my work. I now have something that actually reads like the outline for a novel. The teaching methods, materials and support (both from Sarah and Jo, and my fellow plot-a-trons) has been superb. Sensible, practical, intense, with a good splosh of anarchy. I now feel more confident about the actual writing and am also happy that the original idea holds up. Thank you so much and I’m looking forward to the next course (9 month…). It’ll be AWESOME!Liz Plotstormers
Amazing journey of discovery ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
I was a bit hesitant about doing an online course but I liked Writers’ HQ’s approach and the programme for plotstomers looked like the business. Over the last 6 weeks I have made such huge progress with novel. Really getting to grips with where story was going, characters’ motivation, that thing everyone mentions called “conflict”. The teaching material was excellent: just right amount and level. Support was good though I didn’t really get too involved with forum discussions as my head was buried in doing the plotting homework. Feel massively more confident now about actually writing the bloody novel. Will be going on to the next stage with Writers’ HQ.Colette BatterbeePlotstormers
As a full Writers’ HQ member you’ll get all these goodies and more pep than you can shake your pen at.
Plotstormers: How To Plot A Novel & Plotstormers II: The Editing Strikes Back
The First Draft: Write Your Novel In Six Months
Writing Short Fiction & Seven Ideas in Seven Days
Find An Agent, Write A Synopsis & The Query
Making People: Characterisation Masterclass
14 Days To A Solid Writing Habit & Turbocharge Your Creativity
PLUS 15% off all writing retreats and sweary merch
Top notch course and the exercises are really challenging. It is hard work but it helps build a habit of writing too. I am really enjoying it a lot and surprised by how much I managed to do within those few weeks. Sarah has been an absolute brick really supportive and verifying or checking things in such a gentle and encouraging way. Go for it, you’ll love it.JeanninePlotstormers
Clear and concise ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
I’ve played around with writing short stories for a while, but this course really helped me understand them. It covers all the little techniques and tools needed to craft a really solid story. Even if you’d done other short story courses, I would recommend this one. The course is easy to understand with lots of fantastic examples to help cement your learning. The exercises are thought-provoking and enjoyable. Each section is broken into smaller sections to fit into a busy lifestyle. And the people are lovely too!Sarah Writing Short Fiction
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. Between them (us?) they’ve (we’ve?) got four degrees in literature, Shakespeare and creative writing (and maths, but we don’t discuss that one. It was a dark time), a vast portfolio of writing in various disciplines and a smattering of awards, predominantly for writing but also including winning a secondary school beauty contest, aged 11. Guess who that was.
Writer of many hats. Procrastinator level: mage. Tea status: builders, three cups a day max. Internet obsessive.
Loves: furious feminist fiction. Climate change stories. Unconventional narratives. A jolly good yarn.
Writer of many things. Productivity overlord. Tea status: leaves bag in when milking, unlimited cups a day. Meme obsessive.
Loves: Shakespeare, old English dick jokes, furious feminist fiction, Terry Pratchett.