Create a Big Story.
The Classic Course.
Our Classic Course will help you to start writing a novel based on the secrets of the bestselling authors of all time. Learn the ingredients for story success and get started writing a book for adults or children. Unlock the story inside of you.
Start planning your big story today.
Plan Your Story.
We'll combine the ingredients of the bestselling books of all time with your own unique life experience to create a powerful, original story. We're going to dig deep into the first stories that moved you to unearth the story only you can tell.
Learn the plot elements used by bestselling authors JK Rowling, JRR Tolkien, CS Lewis and more. You’ll leave the course with your story idea and plot mapped out, ready to write the book you're meant to write.
Create your book idea in 45 gripping lessons on this creative writing course. Suitable for all writers in any genre, including short stories.
A “Mind Blowing” Course.
Published author and University Creative Writing lecturer, Sara Bailey.
It's such an extraordinary and effective course that we have literary agents lapping up the works of the graduates of the unique course with a cult following.
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Once Upon A Time.
You will learn the great story structure that is the blueprint for the bestselling classics. Get a working model to use to start planning your story immediately. Find out where ideas come from and how to develop them from something small and innocent into something exciting with commercial potential.
Find the Story.
Draw upon your own experience to create the main characters of your big story. Put ‘memory’ at the service of ‘desire’ in a combination commonly known as ‘imagination’. Exercises that will help you discover that you have all you need inside of you. So many great stories originate from the author's wound.
Heroes & Villains.
In adult fiction, the conflict is within, in the classic bestsellers it's externalised and there are clear agents of good and evil. You'll need the 'special' hero or heroine, singled out by fortune or misfortune, and villains who exude charisma. Learn why they need to have something in common and how to pit apparent opposites against each other for page-turning excitement.
You are your first reader. Locate the child within and draw upon your own favourites and heroes. Spend time with the old you. Remember the person you wanted to be. Attribute parts of you to your characters. Discover how to take readers on a thrilling adventure whilst keeping them safe in your story.
Become an Author.
Find out how the great authors told their stories, and why. Walk in their footsteps and plunder their toolkits. The sources of inspiration and the working methods are revealed. Leave the course with a big idea, colourful material, a plan, a plot and the confidence that you’re about to write the book of your life.
We are the home of happy writing. Read our testimonials and reviews to reassure yourself that there's no course like this. It will change the way you write for good.
“This course will change your life.” Louise Goulding. No other course comes close to this.” Anna Pye. “It was unlike any other writing course I've done, delving deep into the psyche of the writer that you are: what drives you, what your fears and hopes are, and how you will translate that into the characters in your story.” Xiuhui Lee.
Digital Inclusivity Program.
Our courses are suitable for writers at all stages of their writing. Lessons are given by video and text and can be viewed on any internet-connected device - desktop computer, tablet, smart phone - and can be viewed either through our website or our app available on the Kajabi platform for Apple iOS and Android.
Listen and watch your lessons as audio even on your commute! We believe in digital inclusion - where life stage, visual impairment, dyslexia or dis/ability aren’t barriers to learning to write a novel. Our online course content can be read aloud in multiple languages using a natural and engaging voice to transform your reading experience. We offer our pages in 99 languages; with speak translated text aloud in 40 languages. You will find a SPEAK button in your course and you can use it to start the text reading aloud to you. You can change the speed, and the language of playback. You can magnify text too. Simply perfect. Read more and try it for yourself here.
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