The Classic Course
Create your story with the secrets of the all-time bestselling classics.
Start writing fiction
You’ve always wanted to write a book. But where to start?
What’s the magic the best-loved works of fiction have in common? What’s the ‘secret sauce’ of a great story? How do famous authors come up with their ideas and how can you find yours?
Learn how to combine your unique experience, deeper motivations and emotional attachments with the prime movers of the big stories to begin your storytelling journey. The Classic Course will ensure your story is packing all the ingredients for a story readers will find spellbinding.
Come up with a cracking idea for a page-turner. Plan a storyline that excites you and learn how to bring to life complex main characters. Outline and develop the secondary world of your tale drawing on deeply emotive archetypes to capture the reader’s imagination page after page. You’ll be excited to begin spending time in the world of the book you’ve always dreamed of writing.
Suitable for writers at all stages and perfect for those seeking to explore the art of storytelling, this is the fiction writing course created by a Booker Prize-listed award-winning author to help you bring to life a beautiful story, boldly told. Come on in to find the story you can’t wait to write.
55 lessons and a 45-minute coaching session.
A year to explore the magic of storytelling.
Weekly online classes
Membership of the worldwide writing group.
A year’s membership
Start your journey at our online writing school.
1. Get the Idea (5 lessons)
2. Once Upon a Time (8 lessons)
3. The Process (3 lessons)
4. Worldbuilding (19 lessons)
5. Heroes and Villains (3 lessons)
6. The Reader (3 lessons)
7. The Author (8 lessons)
8. Farewell (5 lessons)
Your story starts here
Sign up to come up with the idea for your story.
You have our 7-day money-back Happy Writing guarantee should you change your mind.
The storytelling course with rave reviews
‘This is a great entryway into the world of creative writing and storytelling! I now have a clear understanding of how to start my novel, I have a way to outline my story ideas, I have a bank of character inspiration to draw from. The Classic Course is truly a world full of wonderment. I now feel I have a wealth of knowledge and inspiration to move forward into writing my own stories!’
‘I’ve loved every minute. I’ve already recommended it to someone who wants to write but doesn’t know where to start. Inspiration, the opportunity to trawl the archives of my personal history, to share in all the trials and tribulations of famous writers and to look under the bonnet of their novels to discover some of the trade secrets of the craft. Life-changing in a big way and in so many small and personal ways.’
‘If you believe in magic, 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. 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 she shows you how to see it you can never unsee it.’
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