Our Get to Grips courses
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.
Get to Grips with the Craft of Fiction
COMING SOON This 10-week course will teach you all the essentials: how to create compelling characters, how to bring settings to life, how to write dialogue that moves the story on, how to build a page-turner plot... and much much more. Get all the tools you need.
Get to Grips with Novel Structure
COMING SOON A great story has great 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.
Our Stay Home series
Stay Home with The Seven Stories
Good stories reflect the human condition, and they do it via seven basic plots that have been repeated over and over throughout human history. Understanding the type of story that you are telling will help you to tell it well. This half-day workshop will explore what those seven stories are and how knowing them can help the writer.
Stay Home with The Hero’s Journey
We are so bombarded with this ancient structure that its shape 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 will walk you through the twelve steps that can take your hero from ordinary nobody to heroic somebody, all in the space of one story.
Stay Home with Character Archetypes
Our understanding of story shape sits deep in our subconscious, as do the archetypes that populate those stories. This half-day workshop will explore what the main archetypes are, and how understanding them can help you, the writer, control the forces that drive your story through its journey and onto a satisfying conclusion.