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Writers’ HQ has everything you need to get going, keep going, write and publish your stories

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Writers' hq is *the* word-writing, tea-drinking, story-slinging, biscuit-dunking, productivity-boosting, super supportive community for writers this side of the interneT

Free

Always freeeeeeeee
FREE foreverrrrrrr
  • 4 x free creative writing courses, always available
  • 8 x weekend and mid-week online writing retreats every month
  • 4 x Flash Face Off prompts and spoken word night every month
  • 1 x journaling workshop every month
  • 24 hour community access, including Flash Face Off feedback forum and Swipe Write for beta readers
  • Regular writing exercises and email updates

pay monthly

Get 50% off your first month
£20 (first month just £10!)
  • Everything from the free membership PLUS...
  • Our entire library of creative writing courses covering novel writing, short stories, productivity and publishing, including the famous Plotstormers
  • 4 x Flash Face Off Write-Alongs every month
  • 1 x Advanced Journaling workshop every month
  • 1 x Feedback workshop every month
  • 1 x Goal setting workshop every month
  • 1 x Q&A with Sarah and Jo
  • 1 x masterclass with Sarah and Jo
  • Members only forum
  • Weekly member update including writing and publishing wins

PAY ONCE

No subscription - woop!
£50 one -off payment
  • Everything from the monthly membership PLUS...
  • Choose 3 month access for £50 or 12 months access for £190
  • No subscription or recurring charge - just renew when you're ready
  • Gain awesome writerly superpowers
Shiny! New!
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no money?
no problem
Writers’ HQ is committed to giving writing help to as many people as possible. Check out our Sponsor A Writer page for how to access our bursary and our courses – free of charge.

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 OUR ENTIRE COURSE LIBRARY

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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?
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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.

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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 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.

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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 was started 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.

That was in 2021 and now Writers’ HQ is a huge and amazing place, run by and with a whole bunch of awesome writerly types who all believe that stories – your stories – matter. 

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join the most word-writing, tea-drinking, story-slinging, biscuit-dunking, productivity-boosting, super supportive writers this side of the internet
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Free

Always freeeeeeeee
FREE foreverrrrrrr
  • 4 x free creative writing courses, always available
  • 8 x weekend and mid-week online writing retreats every month
  • 4 x Flash Face Off prompts and spoken word night every month
  • 1 x journaling workshop every month
  • 24 hour community access, including Flash Face Off feedback forum and Swipe Write for beta readers
  • Regular writing exercises and email updates

pay monthly

Get 50% off your first month
£20 (first month just £10!)
  • Everything from the free membership PLUS...
  • Our entire library of creative writing courses covering novel writing, short stories, productivity and publishing, including the famous Plotstormers
  • 4 x Flash Face Off Write-Alongs every month
  • 1 x Advanced Journaling workshop every month
  • 1 x Feedback workshop every month
  • 1 x Goal setting workshop every month
  • 1 x Q&A with Sarah and Jo
  • 1 x masterclass with Sarah and Jo
  • Members only forum
  • Weekly member update including writing and publishing wins

PAY ONCE

No subscription - woop!
£50 one -off payment
  • Everything from the monthly membership PLUS...
  • Choose 3 month access for £50 or 12 months access for £190
  • No subscription or recurring charge - just renew when you're ready
  • Gain awesome writerly superpowers
Shiny! New!
butterfly
no money?
no problem
Writers’ HQ is committed to giving writing help to as many people as possible. Check out our Sponsor A Writer page for how to access our bursary and our courses – free of charge.