Want to write? Need support, advice and inspiration?

Want to join a community of like-minded writers?

We are an online club for writers where you set daily, weekly and monthly writing deadlines. Your writing will be developed and supported by a constant feed of inspiration and guidance, along with one masterclass a month with Suzy Greaves, top coach and editor of Psychologies magazine plus a series of guest-speakers: award-winning novelists, journalists, authors and columnists.

Is this the best writing course for you?

  • Do you want to learn how to write and get published?
  • Do you dream about writing a book but you constantly procrastinate?
  • Do you want to write but wonder if you’re good enough?
  • Do you want to get paid to write?
  • Do you want support, advice, inspiration as you learn how to do this?
  • Do you want to join a community of like-minded writers?
  • Do you want to learn from professional writers, journalists and authors?
  • Do you want direct access to professional writers, journalists and authors?
  • Do you want an affordable way to learn how to write from the comfort of your own home?

The Big Writing Club meets once a month to talk together about our progress and to receive coaching and support from Suzy Greaves, top coach and editor of Psychologies (how to keep going when you feel like giving in) and to receive guidance and writing techniques from award-winning novelists, journalists, authors and columnists in information packed masterclasses.

No matter what your budget or experience, you can join us and make your writing dreams happen.

SuzyGreavesMy dream was always to become a professional writer. And despite being turned down by journalism school because I couldn’t spell I went on to be a prolific freelance journalist and health editor of two national magazines – and now editor of Psychologies magazine.

After becoming a life coach in 2000, I then went on to write three books – one which was rejected by the publisher on submission (I had to pay back the advance which I had spent!) and two which have gone on to be steady best sellers, translated into four languages!

My next creative challenge is to finish my novel and screenplay. My own challenges in writing fiction inspired me to create this club.

I’m learning that writing success happens when you:

      1. Take daily consistent action and write every day.
      2. Have daily inspiration.
      3. Have weekly encouragement (“yes, keep going!”).
      4. Have constructive feedback along the way (‘This is great, change this, write more about that.’)
      5. Learn the scientific methods to increase your creativity by ten fold (yes, we are all creative but there are scientific methods that enable you to build your creative muscles to super creativity mode!)
      6. Have writing buddies/groups that inspire and support you along the way.

What you are signing up for:

        • Writing masterclasses on first Tuesday of the month 8pm (GMT) facilitated by Suzy Greaves via conference call. Join us (wherever you live in the world) to talk through your writing goals, challenges and share your writing success. These classes are recorded, so if you can’t make it you can still keep up. You also get to access all the previous recordings of masterclasses with writing experts.
        • Your Daily 3: Writing prompts every day to encourage you to create a writing habit in just 3 minutes a day.
        • A commitment to daily and weekly writing goals. Write just 400 words a day and you will have your book written in 6 months – we show you how and support you through it.
        • An invitation to take part in the Artist’s Way – the three months life changing creativity course written by Julia Cameron, facilitated by Suzy Greaves.
        • Online journaling which links you to the Big Writing Club members where you can share your journey.

September 6th 2016

8-9pm Masterclass (via conference call)

How to stop procrastinating and make your writing goals and dreams happen in 2017 with Suzy Greaves, editor of Psychologies and author of Making The Big Leap.

October 4th 2016
8-9pm Masterclass (via conference call)
How to write a psychological thriller with Lizzie Heathcote, author of Undertow and Associate Editor at Psychologies magazine

November 1st 2016
8-9pm Masterclass (via conference call)
How to write a children’s book and land a three book deal with Andrea Shepherd, Big Writing Club member.

December 6th 2016
Masterclass 8-9pm (via conference call)

January 3rd 2017
8-9pm Masterclass (via conference call)
How to make the transition from writing YA books to writing a novel with Caroline Green, author of The Woman Next Door and award-winning YA novels Dark Ride, Cracks and Hold Your Breath.
February 7th 2016
8-9pm Masterclass (via conference call)

How to make time and focus for writing by Oliver Burkeman, Guardian columnist and author of The Antidote: Happiness for People Who Can’t Stand Positive Thinking.

March-June 2017

The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron, facilitated by Suzy Greaves

8-9pm on 7/14/21/28th March 2017 4/11/18/25th April 2017 2nd/9th/16/23rd May 2017

What is The Artist’s Way? It’s a 12 week course which week by week challenges you to leap over the blocks to being creative. It’s practical and grounded but also inspirational and enlightening.

Perfect if you’re feeling flat and uninspired, blocked or need some extra motivation to start (and/or) finish a piece of writing.

June-August 2017

Write a book in 90 days: a practical, inspirational online course

An online course, which guides you through writing every day to finish your first draft in 90 days.

Online exercises to help you get to the page every day, with guidance on structure, and inspirational recorded interviews with writers, authors and journalists.

How much will it cost?

I know that as an aspiring writer, you may be writing in your spare time until a time comes when you can support yourself through your writing.

The Big Writing Club comes with a high value but low-cost tag.

Just £19 a month.

 

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Your Course Leaders

Suzy Greaves is the editor at Psychologies magazine and has written for most of the glossies you see at your newsagent too. She’s unconventional and fearless, rubbing shoulders with everyone from the Dalai Lama to Robert De Niro.

She says, “My dream was always to become a professional writer. And despite being turned down by journalism school because I couldn’t spell I went on to be a prolific freelance journalist and health editor of two national magazines – and now editor of Psychologies magazine.

“After becoming a life coach in 2000, I then went on to write three books – one which was rejected by the publisher on submission (I had to pay back the advance which I had spent!) and two which have gone on to be steady best sellers, translated into four languages! I believe that with encouragement, inspiration and learning the skill, we can achieve our writing goals and dreams. It’s not always easy and that’s why joining a club like this can really help.

Caroline Green is an award winning author of fiction for young people. Her first novel, Dark Ride won the RONA Young Adult Book of the Year and the Waverton Good Read Award. Cracks and Hold Your Breath were shortlisted for eleven awards between them. Caroline is the Writer in Residence at East Barnet School and teaches Creative Writing for Children at City University.

Oliver Burkeman is the author of The Antidote: Happiness for People Who Can’t Stand Positive Thinking which explores the upsides of negativity, uncertainty, failure and imperfection. He also writes a regular page for The Guardian called This Column Will Change Your Life – about social psychology, self-help culture, productivity and the science of happiness. Oliver also writes a monthly column for Psychologies magazine.

Elizabeth Heathcote is the Associate editor at Psychologies magazine. She has extensive experience as a freelance writer, editor and staff writer. She knows the profession from both sides of the fence and will show you how to jump it. Elizabeth says, “I know what editors are looking for – and as a writer I know how hard it can be to provide it.” Elizabeth has just published her first novel Undertow, a psychological thriller, which has already been sold in four countries.

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