Allaboutwriting 2017 Writing Courses

Johannesburg, Cape Town, Venice, Online and aboard Narrowboat Patience in the UK

Start the creative adventure of your life in 2017. As a member of the Allaboutwriting party, you can set off with confidence on a writing journey that could last the rest of your days.

Learn the skills you need to write a book, fiction or non-fiction. Gain the confidence and knowledge to write powerful narrative. Have an experienced partner support you step by step through the creative process. Gain the practical ability to produce a dramatic film script. Develop discipline and voice by writing every day, with kind and constructive feedback.

Here are our dates for 2017 – the tenth year we’ve been inviting people to join us on the wild ride of creative discovery.

Creative Writing Courses

Power of Writing

Online – Course runs year round. Start today!

The four module introductory creative writing course encourages students to express themselves confidently by mastering the essential skills of creative writing. Read more…

Creative Writing Course – Online

Starts 6 February, 5 June and 9 October (10 modules, one released every week)

Our flagship online Creative Writing Course will appeal to anyone seriously interested in developing and honing their creative writing skills. This course is suitable for writers of fiction and creative non-fiction. Each of the modules tackles a key skill and challenges participants with carefully crafted writing exercises, to which we’ll give personal feedback. Read more…

Creative Writing Course – Cape Town and Johannesburg

6 February – 3 April, 5 June to 24 July and 16 October – 4 December – Monday evenings

Our flagship Creative Writing Course will appeal to anyone seriously interested in developing and honing their creative writing skills. This course is suitable for writers of fiction and creative non-fiction. Each of the modules tackles a key skill and challenges participants with carefully crafted writing exercises, to which we’ll give personal feedback. Read more…

Intensive Online Writing Practice

10-Day Writing Workout – Online

22 – 31 January or 1 – 10 November

Sign up for All About Writing’s Creative Writing Workout and take ten steps up the ladder of writing excellence. It’ll take you an hour of your day for ten days to add a rich layer of creativity and professionalism to your writing. Read more…

30-Day Writing Workout – Online

Mark 1: 2 – 31 May and Mark 2: 1 – 30 August

This stimulating online programme will, over just 30 days, make a real and lasting difference to your writing. It’s a practical course, suitable as a refresher course for established writers as well as a springboard for beginners. *All new 2017 exercises.  Read more…

Writing for Film and Television

How to Write a Screenplay – Online

Starts: 1 March, 1 June and 1 September

This 10 module online course will teach you the essential elements that make up a screenplay: how to tell a great story, how to develop compelling characters, and rules of plotting and structure. You’ll end the course with a treatment for your film. Read more…

Workshops and Retreats

Cape Town Creative Saturdays

4 February, 1 April, 3 June, 5 August, 7 October & 2 December

Enjoy a bit of literary fun at a morning workshop of equal benefit to more experienced writers wanting to augment their skills, and to those who are looking for a place to start. Read more…

Writing Retreat – Temenos, McGregor, Western Cape

24 to 26 March

This retreat promises all participants a creative boost that’ll help you get a writing project going, reignite a stalled project or push your writing forward by leaps and bounds. Read more…

Stow-on-the-Wold Weekend – United Kingdom

22 – 24 September

Enjoy a bit of literary fun at a writing workshop of equal benefit to more experienced writers wanting to augment their skills, and to those who are looking for a place to start. Read more…

Venice Writing Retreat

6 – 13 September

An inspiring writing retreat at the luxurious 17th century Palazzo Albrizzi. Follow in the footsteps of Byron, a frequent visitor to the palazzo. Spend your days writing and exploring. Read more…

Short Story Weekend

March 2018, Magaliesburg, Gauteng

This is a weekend with a very specific objective: to produce a book of short stories written by the participants. Jo-Anne and Richard will inspire, guide and provide ongoing support. Read more…

Specialist Courses

Romance Writing – Online

6 February, 5 June and 9 October

This course follows the same basic curriculum as the online Creative Writing Course and includes a dedicated Romance Writing resource.

The Guide to Writing Sex Scenes

Online – start immediately

This four-module short guide looks at how to write sex well – whatever genre you are writing. It looks at how sex can advance the plot and develop characters. Read more…

Mentoring and Manuscript Services

Mentoring Programme

January and July intakes (applications in by end Nov & end May)

This Programme will help you start and finish your book or screenplay. Suitable for anyone who has completed a substantial writing course. The programme is run via an online network with Skype calls and occasional face-to-face sessions held in Johannesburg and Cape Town. Read more…

Manuscript services and book and script reports

Year round

We offer literary and script reports which include structural, narrative, plot and characterisation assessment.

Business Writing and Journalism

Business Writing

Year round

Allaboutwriting offers individuals and organisations a range of business writing and communications courses – and is able to create bespoke packages which meet the individual challenges of clients. Read more…

Essential Journalism

Year round

Everything a journalist needs in their writing tool kit, from traditional news writing, through advanced news and alternative story structures, to the more complex skills of feature writing and narrative journalism. Read more…

container_round_pink

Allaboutwriting was founded in 2007 by two writing professionals, novelist Jo-Anne Richards and scriptwriter Richard Beynon. We are passionate about writing and have devised our courses to help communicate that passion – plus the skills that make it all much more than an academic exercise – to others with a similar calling. Read more…

Testimonials

If you want to be let into the best secrets about the art of writing and share time with the loveliest people imaginable, then Allaboutwriting is for you. It’s a great privilege to learn from such talented people and have fun at the same time.

Clare Fermont, London

I have been a student of Allaboutwriting since 2012, first on the “Intro” course, then the “Creative Writing Course”, and then I progressed to the “Mentoring Course”. Jo-Anne and Richard have taught me the skills needed to write, and in the process we have built up a relationship that I now cannot do without, as I attempt the 3rd draft of my first book.

Frankie Francis, Windhoek

As always, the feedback was incredibly thorough and helpful.  I don’t think we’d find better mentors anywhere in the world, so am very grateful to be part of your writing family.

 Gail Gilbride Bohle, Hout Bay

Contact Us

We're not around right now. But you can send us an email and we'll get back to you, asap.

Not readable? Change text.
0