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Choose from our range of courses and workshops including:

  • 3 hour writing workshops
  • 1 hour introductory workshops
  • Longer skills-based courses
We are adding new courses and workshops all the time; sign up at the bottom of the page to be kept updated about our new offerings as they become available. 

Our Stay Home Writing Workshops

The Hero’s Journey 

We are so bombarded with this ancient story structure, known as the hero's journey, that it is hardwired into our culture and expectations of what we will get when we sit down with a film or a good book. This half-day workshop walks you through the twelve steps that take your hero from ordinary nobody to heroic somebody, all in the space of one story - Price £25

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The 7 Stories

The 7 Stories teaches you the 7 basic plots that have been repeated over and over throughout history, reflecting the human condition and how we experience our world. Understanding the type of story you are telling will help you tell it well. This half-day workshop explores what those seven stories are and how knowing them helps you, the writer - Price £25

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The Character Archetypes

As with the story types and the Hero's Journey, our understanding of the character archetypes that populate stories is deeply woven into our subconscious. This half-day workshop will teach you what the main archetypes are. You will explore how knowing them can help you, the writer, control the forces that drive your story through to a satisfying conclusion - Price £25

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Bundle of 3: The Archetypes

This bundle gives you all three workshops in the Archetypes series together in one package, with a tasty £10 discount thrown in. These three workshops link together to give you a new and enriching insight into how structure works in stories. This is ancient stuff grown out of our knowledge of myths, legends and all those tales that have stood the test of time - Price £65

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Our Introductory One Hour Workshops

Introductory Workshop:     Point of View

If you're confused about the four point of view choices available to you as a writer of fiction, this one hour workshop will give you a great introduction. You will also understand why your choice of perspective so drastically alters the story you tell and the way that you tell it - Price £20

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Introductory Workshop:         The Archetypes

Knowing how the archetypes help shape a novel, story or screenplay, transforms your ability to plan, plot and populate your story. Our free one-hour workshop will give you an enlightening introduction to these valuable tools for writing. And the best part? Price £FREE for now.

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Our Get To Grips Courses For Writers

Get To Grips With Point Of View

Finally, a mini-course that tells you exactly what writers mean by 'point of view'. This course will explain how point of view works and why it really does matter. Point of view is about both viewpoint and perspective. Understanding this will transform your writing - Price £75

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Get To Grips With The Craft Of Fiction

COMING SOON This 10-week course will teach you the essential craft of fiction: how to create compelling characters, how to bring settings to life, how to write dialogue that moves the story on, how to plot a page-turner... and much much more.  All the basic craft you need to know to write well.

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Get To Grips With Novel Structure

COMING SOON A great novel has great novel structure, taking the reader from start to finish, with no saggy middle. This satisfying 10-week course shows you how to create a tightly structured narrative with a plot that drives the story forward to its satisfying conclusion.

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