Our intermediate 6-Week Online writing courses are for those of you who have completed Unlocking Creativity and want to keep the creative process alive and further develop your writing and storytelling skills.

The courses also offer ideal preparation for the Ten-Month Novel and Script First Draft Course. In these courses you are critiqued on every exercise and story you post which will enhance your development of characters and story-lines.

Each of the three Intermediate 6-Week Online Courses are run only once per year: the Writers' Gym in February, the Character & Critique Short Story Course in June/July and the Genre Short Story Course in October. Please check the course page for further course information and for upcoming dates and other details.

Advanced Writing Techniques - Writers' Gym

You will learn advanced tools and techniques to further develop your writing and understanding of character development, story structure and storytelling. At the end of the course you will write, rewrite and edit an extended short story.

Short Story / Character & Critique

Writing is both an art and a craft. In this course, you will develop and explore the characters you want to write about within the framework of some key classic story dynamics. Character Arc, Prison, Ghost, Challenges and Worst Nightmare.

Short Story / Genre

During this course, you will develop and explore the characters you want to write about within the framework of the four key genres: Love, Comedy, Thriller and Fantasy. The genres are the modern storytelling forms whose story patterns resonate deeply with the psyche of your readers.