Becoming a Writer Course – open for applications

Becoming a Writer is a 6-week course for writers of all abilities. It is designed to help you unlock your creativity and commit to  your writing.

The course will help you to develop your voice as a writer and understand your writing blocks. Through a series of exercises and writing workshops designed to explore and delve deeper you’ll begin to write freely – free from expectation (often your own!).

You may be in the throes of writing a novel or you might not have put pen to paper yet – your experience is less important than your desire to learn. If you are looking for specific support on how to write well or  submit to publishers and agents this isn’t the course for you. There are plenty of alternative places you can access help online.

There are 12 spaces on this course. Places are free and you can join us from any part of the world. Previously writers have joined us from as far as Sri Lanka, India and USA.

You’ll need regular access to an internet connection and  will need to commit around 4-6 hours on your writing to the course each week. Please don’t apply if you are unable to do this.

In addition to the weekly self-paced classes, a 30-minute coaching call is built into the programme along with 2 Zoom calls.

What will you learn:

  • a helpful guide and strategies to help you focus on your writing
  • tools to help you unblock
  • exercises to help you reconnect with your creative self
  • writing techniques and methods
  • clear instruction on how to improve and revise work
  • tips and tools to help you develop your writing skill

The course will be delivered online and begins on  3 January 2022.

To apply please email the following in the body of an email and send to

  1. A personal statement (of no more than 250 words) of why you’d like to participate and how you think it will benefit you and your writing
  2. A sample of your writing – (no more than 500 words
  3. A biography and links to your website / twitter (if any)

Please ensure your email subject is clearly marked ‘Becoming a writer application.’ Attachments won’t be opened, and any applications with attachments will not be considered.

The deadline for applications is 7 December 2021. Applications will be assessed in the order they are received. We strongly recommend you apply as early as possible.

Here’s what previous students have said about the course:

“It gave me an idea of the possibilities and of the ways in which one could discipline oneself.”

“The commitment that Farhana showed in our group really helped us bond and give honest feedback both in terms of writing and our lives and how it made writing both a source of enjoyment and fulfilment but also frustration and self criticism. ”

“The course was useful to me and I think I could improve my writing skills. I feel a bit confident after the course.”

“Becoming a Writer course helped to kickstart a daily process for me, after feeling really stuck.”

“I’m enjoying writing again which feels like an amazing gift.”