Imagine you were learning face-to-face, but in the comfort and safety of your home.

Do you doubt your ability to maintain the discipline for an online course? This way, you can learn in real-time from a tutor you can engage with and listen to. This is our famous face-to-face Creative Writing Course, offered with discussion, chat, and feedback – and notes to keep afterwards.  All we can’t provide is the glass of wine. You’ll have to pour your own.

All you need is a stable internet connection: broadband or wireless, webcam, speakers and microphone, access to Zoom.

Date: Start today



You’ll receive:

Essential Skills


Jo-Anne and Richard will help you realise your writing dreams by teaching you the essential writing skills needed to write your book or short story.

Writing Practice


All About Writing’s experienced teachers will help you improve your creative writing in a safe and supportive environment.

Personal Attention


Receive full individual feedback, which is honest but kind, on ten assignments. Interact with a friendly community of fellow writers.

Explore Creativity

Satisfy your hunger for creative expression whether you have serious writing ambitions or simply want to explore your creativity.

The course, designed by Jo-Anne Richards and Richard Beynon, writing professionals with multiple novels, screenplays, television scripts and book reports to their credit, will provide you with the skills, tools and inspiration every writer needs to tell your own story. Ideal for aspiring and established writers looking to refresh and hone their skills.  

All About Writing will help you realise your dreams.

Course overview:

  • The course is run through video conferencing every Monday and Thursday for five weeks.
  • Each of the ten sessions tackles a key skill and challenges participants with carefully crafted writing exercises, to which we’ll give immediate feedback.
  • We’ll post comprehensive course notes in an online group each week. Participants are encouraged to discuss the modules and to interact between sessions.

Course outline:

Each of the modules tackles a key skill and challenges participants with carefully crafted writing exercises and assignments.

The skills focused on are:

  • Finding your Voice
  • Ideas: where to find and develop them
  • Building characters
  • Building the narrative
  • Writing scenes
  • Point of view
  • Writing dialogue
  • Beginnings, middles and ends
  • Creating suspense
  • Showing, not telling

All About Writing was founded in 2007 by two writing professionals who are passionate about writing.  We’ve 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.

Internationally published novelist, Jo-Anne Richards, has published five books and has a PhD in Creative Writing. Her first novel, The Innocence of Roast Chicken, was originally published by Headline Review in the UK, and has recently been rereleased as one of the prestigious Picador Africa Classics collection.

Scriptwriter, Richard Beynon, has had a long and accomplished career in the film and television industry. He has conceived, shaped and written scores of documentaries, has written over a thousand scripts, and has led numerous storytelling teams in devising story for many of the country’s most popular soaps.

With their combined professional writing experience of over 80 years and decades of teaching experience, you’ll be in very capable hands.


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

Do you dream about writing a novel? Or perhaps a screenplay? The story of your life? Do you just need a bit of a push, some practical support, the company of  writers? Take a look at what Allaboutwriting has to offer. Richard and Jo-Anne are brilliant at what they do. These guys write, that’s the day job, and have been doing so for years. Whatever you need they can help. I can vouch for it. It just takes the click of a finger to start down the writing road.

Margaret Renn, London

Since I completed the Online Creative Writing course, I have experienced actual growth in my writing. I still refer to the modules when reviewing my writing. Jo-Anne and Richard are absolutely wonderful and delightful. They are patient, considerate and their feedback was always on point. Their feedback was insightful. I would highly recommend this course.

Florence Onyanga, Nairobi

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