Everything you ever wanted to know about Writers’ HQ online creative writing courses but couldn’t be arsed to email to find out. If there’s anything not covered here, drop us an email on firstname.lastname@example.org.
How does online teaching work?
Our courses are a mix of text, images, videos and exercises.
Once you’ve enrolled, you’ll be a sent a link to your course(s). When you click it you’ll be taken to the course player where you’ll see a menu on the left-hand side detailing the different course sections and units, and on the right you’ll see the course content.
Make sure you set aside a bit of time each day to read, watch and do. We can’t stress enough how important it is to do all the exercises set in the courses. We’d love to be able to plug a cable into your brain and – voila! – an entire novel or short story collection comes out! Buuuuut we can’t, and to get the results you have to do the work. It’s supposed to be fun though, so try to enjoy it a little bit.
How much time will I need to complete a course?
String length etc etc. It depends on many factors. Each course has an expected duration which you can find on the course page, it’s typically about six weeks, but you can do it as quickly or take as long as you need. We recommend that you put aside at least an hour every day to work on your course. If you can do more, do more! We recognise that isn’t always possible and we do give advice throughout the courses on ways to carve out the time.
Do I have to do the course in order?
You don’t, but it won’t make much sense to do it piecemeal. You can dip in and out as time allows for as long as you have course access, but we do recommend you do it in the order we present the information to you.
Can I pay by cash or cheque?
Will I get published when I've taken a course?
Can you really learn creative writing?
Srsly? No one questions musicians who go to music school. No one questions photographers who go to photography school. No one questions painters who go to painting school.
We teach techniques and theories, we offer exercises to focus ideas, we talk about great writers and the way they do things. It’s really not very controversial.