Join us for a special pandemic edition of our famous 5* Plotstormers course. We might not be able to help you in person right now, but we can help you plot your novel in just six weeks, alongside a ragtag band of other writers all on the same journey as you – because now more than ever community is everything.
Plotstormers With Friends is the same Plotstormers you know and love, but with a big ol’ bunch of buddies – working together to offer you incredible community support and keep you accountable. We’ll also wang you regular emails to keep you on track, Sarah and Jo will run a special members AMA to answer your questions.
All you need to do is join as a normal Writers’ HQ member and tick the ‘yes please’ to Plotstormers With Friends box when you see it.
Writers’ HQ’s online novel planning creative writing course means you can learn the fundamentals of plotting your story, wherever you are in the world. Designed to fit around everyday life and a busy schedule, you will start with a simple idea, and finish with a comprehensive outline of your novel ready to be first drafted.
They say everyone has a novel inside them – the tricky part is getting it out without painful invasive surgery. This in-depth online plotting course contains everything you need to plan out your story from start to finish so that you’re rip roaring ready to get that first draft out, without too much swearing.
Over the six weeks, we’ll help you to build a practical understanding of story structure and plotting. By the end, you’ll walk away with a comprehensive outline of your story and a plan for what to do next (clue: write!).
Exercises, examples, group discussion, live seminars, swearing and crying will enable you to grow your fictional world and build your story plan, taking it from ‘idea in your head’ to ‘actual real story that’s ready to be properly written’.
You’ll learn the fundamental elements that make up every good plot and the basics of story structure; explore who’s in your story, what their roles are, and how to make your characters compelling; how to add tension and conflict to your story; how good beginnings, middles and ends work; how to break your story down into chapters and scenes and more; and what to do with your outline once you have it.