Invitation: Jump start your journey to writing success

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You don’t have to spend 20 years learning to be the best writer you can be.

Our flagship Creative Writing Course contains everything we wish we’d known when we were starting out as writers – and you can start in February.

What will you learn from us?

In ten modules, we’ll give you the benefit of our decades of writing and mentoring experience – where we succeeded and where we failed – along with advice from the best the world has to offer.

Every module will provide you with solutions to the problems you face every day you sit down to write.

Who should do the course?

We designed the course both for beginners and for those writers who have enough experience to understand how much they still have to learn. This is the course for writers who would like to develop their craft and become more than average.

Will I become a better writer?

We can prove it works. In the twelve years since we first offered it, over 40 books have been published by past participants.

Available either online or virtual 

Because people learn differently, we offer this course through two teaching modes – online or virtual. The “virtual” version means you’ll learn in real-time on Monday and Thursday evenings for five weeks.

You’ll receive full notes afterwards and access to a recording, should you miss a class. We keep the numbers very small so that each person receives personal feedback in every class.

The online course allows you to work at your own speed through modules released over 10 weeks. Personal feedback is given on every module. Three live webinars allow you to ask questions or clarify issues.

Start dates

The next virtual Creative Writing Course will start on 15 February and will run in real-time every Monday and Thursday evening for five weeks, till 18 March. The next online Creative Writing Course will start 1 February and will run for ten weeks.

What do people say about us?

But don’t take it from us. Here’s what a couple of former participants had to say:

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

“With a PhD in Creative Writing one could say I didn’t need another writing course.  This was not the case. The All About Writing course taught me more about the elements of creative writing (plot, structure, dialogue, characterisation, story) than nine years at university and my other writing courses combined.” Keryn, Gold Coast Australia

“… this course has changed lives. There are few things in life that I reckon can lay claim to this honour. Jo-Anne and Richard have (almost … they can’t write the whole book for you!) all the answers in their wonderful, warm, nurturing and “growing” writing courses.” Ingrid, Cape Town

“The course taught me more about writing than my four-year degree in journalism and built my confidence in it more effectively too. So grateful for the experience.” Daniella, Johannesburg

We’d love you to jump start your writing journey with us,

Jo-Anne and Richard

PS If you’ve already done our Creative Writing Course, you might consider our new Hero’s Journey Course starting on 27 January. It will give you greater insights into story structure and character than you’ve ever enjoyed before.

Here’s what a couple of participants on the inaugural course said:

“I felt like understanding the hero’s journey gave me the structure I’ve been looking for in order to have a structured first draft to jump off. In particular it allowed me to consider what “set-up” I needed upfront to sustain tension and interest in the rest of the story.” Penny, Johannesburg

“Richard and Michele gave input with kindness, knowledge and expertise and I really enjoyed the sessions with them. And their comments on our written work were ” on point”. They worked with the raw material very well.” Maryanne, Cape Town

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