Writing Course Details

Ali Gripper,
“It is an understatement to say I learnt more about writing from the workshops than I did in three years studying (creative writing) at university.”
Ali Gripper, former Fairfax journalist and author of The Barefoot Surgeon


Breakthrough Tools and Techniques

This creative writing course gives you high-impact tools and techniques designed to take your writing to another level throughout the four sessions.

As well as learning about the art and craft of writing, you will do daily exercises to put what you learn into practice. You will post your writing on our bespoke writers’ board, be part of a supportive, creative community and receive constructive feedback from your tutor and fellow writers.

This brings the whole creative learning experience to life in a way that will keep you motivated and inspired.

While our courses are designed for fiction writers, many writers say by applying the tools and techniques they learned during Unlocking Creativity to their non-fiction, they dramatically improved the quality of their writing. The best non-fiction writers employ fictional techniques to engage readers and bring their words to life on the page.


Cait Duggan
The Writers’ Studio provides a pathway to getting a novel both started and completed. The Writers' Studio has a proven methodology to get you writing. They provide a fantastic framework for commercial fiction writers that works for all genres. The Last Balfour is now being published by HarperCollins Publishers Australia. It really is a dream come true.
Cait Duggan


Week One:  Unlock the Power of Your Imagination

Discover how to tap into the power of your imagination – the true source of creativity. This is an inspiring discovery for many writers that makes all the difference to your writing. It will kick start your creative journey wherever you are as a writer.

Week Two: The art and craft of writing

Explore what is stopping you from reaching your creative potential as a writer and learn how to create emotion in your writing using bricks of considerable detail, bringing your characters and writing to life on the page. These are the nuts and bolts of fiction writing.

Week Three:  Character Development & Story Structure

Gain a practical understanding of developing characters and taking them on an emotional and spiritual journey of change using classic story structure. You will understand the most powerful way to tell a story that connects and resonates with readers. Your characters will take on a life of their own.

Week Four: Bringing it all together

Write a guided short story applying everything you have learned from the course and witness how far your writing has transformed over the four weeks. The class will demonstrate how storytelling is a profound dance between structure and the imagination and that structure expands your imagination rather than limits it. Everyone leaves the last class on a creative high.

Course Features

Comprehensive course materials, weekly videos, bi-weekly emails to keep you inspired and accountable,  targeted daily writing exercises, our unique interactive writers’ board and regular feedback from your online tutor and community of fellow writers.


Lia Weston
"During one of the Unlocking Creativity exercises, I ended up developing a character who became the basis of my second novel, 'Those Pleasant Girls'. I'm delighted to say that 'Those Pleasant Girls' is being published with Pan Macmillan. If anyone is in doubt about whether to seriously pursue their writing, I'd encourage them to try this course—you never know where it's going to lead!"
Lia Weston

How this Online Creative Writing Course Works

We will assign you an experienced tutor who will coach and guide you every step of the way. They will keep you accountable, motivated and inspired as you work through the online materials.

Each week, you will work through specific daily exercises designed to integrate the tools and techniques you are learning and put them into practice. Once you’ve done the exercises you will post them onto your class’s interactive online Writers’ Board.

Working with your online tutor

Your tutor will give you feedback on two pieces of your writing every week.  As well as that, you will interact with your fellow writers by learning to give and receive targeted feedback. This is an inspiring and important part of the process that will nurture your creativity and develop your writing skills.

One of the advantages of the online course is that you can work at your own pace, establish a writing habit and make creativity and writing a part of your daily life. The art and deeper learning come from the act of doing the writing on a regular basis.

The art and craft of writing

Many people have a passionate desire to write fiction and long to see their books in print or their stories on the big screen.

However, the desire is only the beginning. Writing is both an art and a craft and the Writers’ Studio courses, developed over twenty five years, provide a practical and inspirational pathway to enable you to realise your writing dreams, whatever they may be.

The time involved when doing the course

The time required for writing per day starts with as little as 10-15 minutes. You become a writer by doing a little every day and forming a writing habit. This way, you experience the pleasure of accessing your creativity regularly and working towards making your writing dreams a reality.

However, the whole process, from reading your lessons, writing your exercises, typing them up and then posting them onto the Writers’ Board and giving feedback, could take around 45-60 minutes a day, five times a week. You can do much more if you have time!

The practical application of the tools and techniques provided, coupled with the interactive writing exercises and targeted feedback, will make your writing leap forward over the four weeks.

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