How to Start Writing a Book.

Where do authors get their ideas from? Here's where you'll find out. The Classic Course will help you to start writing a book 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.

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Delve into the Secrets of the All-Time Bestsellers and Start Writing Your Book.

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The Worldwide Bestselling Books of All Time. Did You Know?

Find out what they have in common and what makes their stories work from the 'portal' to the 'homely 'familiar' to 'temptation' to the 'sacrifice' and much more.

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The Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkien - 150 million +

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The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho - 150 million +

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The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry - 140 million +

write like JK Rowling

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s / Sorcerer's Stone by JK Rowling - 107 million +

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The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe by CS Lewis - 85 million +


“Still, I wonder if we shall ever be put into songs or tales. We're in one, of course, but I mean: put into words, you know, told by the fireside, or read out of a great big book with red and black letters, years and years afterwards.”

JRR Tolkien


The Classic Course Plans.

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Choose the Box Set plan for immediate access to all 45 lessons to take at your own speed over the year of access to the course.

Choose the Daily format for a lesson-a-day drip-fed to pace your journey.

You'll want to allow time to make notes as the creative possibilities multiply. At the end of the course you'll have an idea and a plan for the story only you can write. The story you were meant to write. If you have an 'inkling' of an idea already, or a novel in progress, this course will transform it into a powerful and original story. Don't miss it.

Ideas are like rabbits. You get a couple and learn how to handle them, and pretty soon you have a dozen.

John Steinbeck, winner of the 1962 Nobel Prize in Literature.

The “Mind-Blowing” Writing Course Reviews.

“If you believe in magic, and I like to think we all do, then this course shows you how to create it in your writing.”

“Whether you are writing for adults or children it sprinkles glitter over necessary rules and gift wraps essential tools, then Louise waves her wand and sets you free. In one of the lessons, Louise writes “It's about life within life, and reclaiming our lives for ourselves through our senses and ennobling our purpose. ” This is more than a writing course this is a course on how to enrich your life by really seeing what is in front of your eyes. And once Louise shows you how to see it you can never unsee it.” Trisha Smith, South Africa.

“I loved the Classic Course”

“I just want to thank you for putting in the time and effort to create this beautiful course filled with so much knowledge and information on how some of the most important aspects of classical storytelling - and tying it all together. I learned not just about crafting a story, but so much more. It reminded me I am excited about being a writer. It inspired me to keep going.” 

Anne Clermont.


“I came to the course with an idea for my story, actually a first draft. The Classic course enriched this idea immensely. The last bit was amazing - seeing how authors have sat on the shoulders of giants.” 

Matti Hicks.

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“You'll feel like you belong.”

“The Classic course guides you step-by-step through the structure of the classic while engaging with your soul in a way that makes your imagination start to mature towards ideas that matter. I felt challenged while being championed at this budding stage and it was essential to building my confidence that yes - I can do this.”

Amy Board.

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“The best course to write your novel.” The Bookfox. 

“A place for writers to develop their work quickly.”  The Bookseller.

“The ultimate productivity hack.” Forbes Magazine.

“One of the top ten creative writing holidays in the world.” The Telegraph.

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