Seven Ideas in Seven Days

Learn to see, hear and think like a writer

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.

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£20 a month. Access all Writers’ HQ courses.
More info

£10. One month of single course access.

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 the braining process and beyond, plus peer and WHQ feedback.

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
  • Access to our private Forum full of super cool people
  • 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
  • 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 AND THE SEVEN IDEAS COURSE

HOW IT WORKS

  • Enrol

    Once you’ve joined you’ll get an email confirming your place and explaining how you access the course. Spoiler: you click a link. Super simple.

  • 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 an hour 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 is a seven day course but we’ll give you access to the course materials for a month so you can work at your own pace and because we’re nice.

  • No money? No problem

    Seven Ideas is really bloody cheap, because we want you to see how we can help you, and once you’ve done it we hope you’ll come back and join us as a fully fledged, card-carrying WHQer.

  • 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.

GET STARTED NOW

£20 a month. Access all Writers’ HQ courses.
More info

£10. One month of single course access.

*When you book a place you’ll receive an email detailing how to access the course material. It can take about five minutes to come through, and remember to check your spam folder.

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