SEVEN IDEAS
IN SEVEN DAYS

LEARN TO SEE,
HEAR, AND THINK
LIKE A WRITER

STARTING 4 NOVEMBER 2019
START DATE

Monday 4 November 2019

DURATION

7 days

FEES

FREE!

Designed to fit around every day life and a busy schedule wherever you are in the world, we’ll give you techniques and exercises for generating ideas and turning them into usable outlines for brilliant stories.

Great ideas are the bedrock of storytelling and writing.

Sometimes they come thick and fast, and sometimes they seem to languish in the dank cellar of your subconscious and refuse to come out to play.

All those ideas are in there though, hiding in your brain, just waiting for the spark that sets them free.

In this fun and fast-paced seven day course, we’ll work with you through ways to feed your brain, germinate those idea-seeds (seedy ideas?) and keep stories tumbling out of your head.

Discover exercises to keep your brain on its toes and generate ideas from seemingly mundane things

Finish the course with at least seven new ideas and at least one complete story outline

Join our lovely little online community to support you through starting, middling, finishing and beyond

ALL THE AWESOME-SAUCEOME STUFF YOU GET

  • Seven ideas that you can use, grow, nurture, or throw on the floor in frustration (then pick up again and hope no one saw)

  • Daily inspiration, whip-cracking, writing exercises and prompts

  • An invitation to our community forum, full of super cool people to help and support you along the way, including Team WHQ, our specially-picked and hand-baked gang of badass writers.
  • Top tips from tip-top authors
  • Techniques to spot ideas in both the fantastic and the mundane, tools to encourage ideas to grow and bloom, and skills to turn ideas into fully fledged stories

CURRICULUM CURRICULAR CURRICULEEEEE

AKA what we’ll be covering in this course

DAY 1: WRITE ABOUT WHAT YOU DON’T KNOW
That doesn’t mean turning the daily tedium of your commute in to an 800 page experimental novel

DAY 2: AN AUTHOR THOUGHT UP A KILLER TITLE, AND YOU WON’T BELIEVE WHAT HAPPENS NEXT
Can you retrofit a story idea from a cool title?

DAY 3: IT STARTS WITH A KISS
Big stories can come from the smallest of places

DAY 4: MORE THAN A FEELING
Turning your vague feelings of ennui into a killer story

DAY 5: FEED YOUR BRAIN – ASK IT QUESTIONS
Questions are a writer’s most powerful tool

DAY 6: BIG IDEA/SMALL IDEA
Not every idea will end up as a full plot, but every idea is useful

DAY 7: A VERY TINY NOVEL
Get yersen from a vague idea to a story idea

LOVE FOR WRITERS’ HQ

HOW IT WORKS

  • Enrol

    Once you’ve joined you’ll get an email confirming your place and explaining everything you need to know.

  • Read, watch, do

    The lessons are a mix of text, images, videos and exercises. To get the most out of the course, try to give yourself at least 30 minutes a day to read or watch the material and do the exercises. We’ve made them as bite-size as possible but also if you wanna do the thing you gotta do the work.

  • No rush

    This course is written to be done over 7 days but the content will sit in your inbox for as long as you like so you can work at your own pace and because life always gets in the way and also because we’re nice.

  • No money? No problem

    This course is FREEEEE!

  • Milk no sugar

    Drink plenty of tea, stock up on biscuits, gin for later. Enjoy it. It’s supposed to be fun. Love you. Mwa.

FARQUAR

WHO ARE YOU PLEASE?

We’re Writers’ HQ and you can check out our super groovy modern Internet website here www.writershq.co.uk. We run online creative writing courses and retreats for badass writers with no time or money.

WHAT ARE YOU SIGNING UP FOR?

Seven Ideas In Seven Days is a premium course that’s free just this once. Seven days  of writing tips and prompts, inspirational bollocks, and literary swearing, all delivered to your inbox.

Start on 4 November 2019, join our lovely little community, and GET WRITING.

You could see out the month with a writing habit to make Barbara Cartland weep and productivity to make Stephen King fall on his knees in adulation.

Just wang your email address in the thingy and we’ll send you all the goodies.

And yes, it’s free, FREEEEE! (But obviously we’re gonna try to sell you stuff in the emails. You can ignore that stuff. We don’t care. We don’t. It’s fine. WE SAID IT’S FINE.)

I DON’T LIKE GIN, SWEARING, OR JOKES FORGED FROM THE DEPTHS OF THE INTERNET

Yeah no we’re probably not for you then. Our approach isn’t for everyone (your first clue is in our logo). We swear more than is ‘ladylike’ and use gifs when we could use our words. But, eh, fuck it. We don’t believe that linguistic purity or literary snobbery does anyone any favours. If we’re not a match for you, thanks for giving us a go and good luck with your writing – we wish you every success. But if, like us, you’ve never found your rightful place in the writing world and think WHQ could be just the ticket – welcome home, come in, grab a cuppa, we’ve been waiting for you (in a totally non sinister way ofc).

GDPR PLEASE NOTE GDPR WOOP WOOP GDPR

You are also being signed up for our regular newsletter*. You can unsubscribe at any time using the unsub button at the bottom of each email. What’s in the newsletter? All kinds of wonderous things, including but not limited to: special offers, the latest super cool blogs, John-Williams-score-rousing pep, gifs, the occasional haiku, and a reasonable quantity of swearing.

*we’re not being cynical list-building twats, we genuinely can’t operate our newsletter software well enough to stop it happening.

WHERE ARE THE T&Cs THAT I’LL NEVER READ?

They’re here. We store your data in a handful of places – Mailchimp primarily, and if you sign up to our courses then we use Zapier and Thinkific. All are GDPR compliant. You can unsubscribe at any time.

ALSO TOO AS WELL

We swear a lot. It’s just who we are as people. If you don’t like swearing, please don’t sign up and then email us with how offended you are because that’s a silly waste of everyone’s time. OKAY THANKS FOR THE CHAT.

 

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