The 14-Day
Creative Writing Intensive

Turbo-charge your creative writing in just two weeks!

A rigorous 14-day course packed with creative writing knowledge and fun writing exercises

If you are struggling to get into a daily writing routine, and want to give your creative writing a massive dollop of inspiration, we’ve come up with a 2 in 1 solution!

On our Creative Writing Intensive, you’ll join a fun Facebook group, and write 14 pieces of creative writing in 14 days!

You’ll have an award-winning writer giving you daily feedback as you progress, AND you can attend a live Q & A online with two award-winning authors to get your questions about creative writing answered.




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This Course Gives You...

14 Exciting Daily Writing Challenges

We provide thought-provoking challenges that will push you to develop your craft and explore your style of writing.

Access to a Supportive Facebook group

Join other writers from around the world in a small, supportive, group, moderated by a professional writer. Part of the fun is reading the writing of other participants.

A Q & A Zoom Session with Two Award-Winning Writers

Award-winning authors and writing tutors, Alex Smith and Tania Hutley, will host a Zoom session to answer any questions you may have about creative writing.

A Flexible Schedule

Write wherever and whenever you want. You can easily fit the Creative Writing Intensive around work and other commitments.

50 Pages of Potent, Expert Content

Easy-to-digest course notes that capture a lifetime of writing experience, ready for you to apply to your own writing. The course presents topics covering creative writing basics.

Access to Short Stories Written by the Masters

Learn from the master storytellers. We encourage you to read up to 14 short stories during the challenge.

Master the Elements of Storytelling and Transform Your Creative Writing

Take your writing to the next level

Our 14-Day Creative Writing Intensive will breathe new life and confidence into your creative writing.

Keep up your daily writing habit with a new writing challenge that arrives in your Inbox every day for 14 days. Each challenge comes with essential creative writing tips – all the tools that best-selling authors use!

Complete the tasks in private, or, if you enjoy the social interaction with other writers, post your writing in the small Private Facebook Group set up specially for you.

This course is for beginner to intermediate writers.

Feedback from Past Students

‘It motivated me to write every day which I don’t do on my own. I enjoyed reading other peoples’ contributions. The short story material was excellent. Overall a great experience and I am sad that it is over.’ - Alice Shaw

‘It was very helpful and inspiring. So much information to read that I will now go back into and digest.’ - Vanessa Narbey

‘A combination of punctual and precise guidance by professional tutors together with the warm daily support of group members at your same level.’ – Ravi Gehani

‘I thoroughly enjoyed the short daily writing tasks. It was stimulating and got my creative juices flowing. It was exciting to wake up every morning to an email with the day’s challenge and thought the notes were excellent and enhanced the way I now write.’ – Catherine Jarvis

Alex smith creative writing tutor at the writers college

Tutors for this Challenge

Alex Smith

Alex Smith is the award-winning author of five novels.

Algeria’s Way, Drinking from the Dragon’s Well, Four Drunk Beauties and Devilskein & Dearlove were published by Random House (Umuzi), and Agency Blue was published by Tafelberg.

Her work has received widespread acclaim. Drinking from the Dragon’s Well was longlisted for the Sunday Times Alan Paton Award and Devilskein & Dearlove was nominated for the 2015 CILIP Carnegie Medal in the UK. Agency Blue won a Sanlam Youth Literature Award, while Four Drunk Beauties won the Nielsen Booksellers’ Choice Award.

Alex will be answering your questions in a Zoom Q & A session.

Creative writing challenge at the writers college

Hayley Leibowitz

Award-winning editor, author and scriptwriter, Hayley Leibowitz has had a 25-year career in the media world. She has written for daily soap opera and television drama, including popular telenovella, Isidingo and series like Ashes to Ashes and High Rollers. As part of a writing team she has tackled everything from brainstorming meetings with producers to storylining, script editing and of course, scriptwriting.

Currently working as a magazine editor, she is also building her career as a romance author. Writing under a pen name, she has been published by Waterhouse Press and Liquid Silver Publishing. She has also self-published five novellas and three full-length contemporary romances so far. In addition, Hayley completed a middle-grade children’s manuscript through a course with The Writers College’s very own Helen Brain.

As an experienced journalist and editor, Hayley holds a BJourn from Rhodes University. In 2003, she was awarded second place in the Roche International Award for Obesity Journalism in the Medical category.

Tanya Hutley

Tania Hutley

Tania Hutley worked for many years as a technical writer in the software industry, but she always dreamed of writing creatively. She began by writing literary short stories and has been a runner-up in New Zealand’s two most prestigious short story competitions, the Katherine Mansfield Awards and the Sunday Star Times Short Story Competition. In 2010 she won the Page and Blackmore National Short Story Award.

After branching out into novel writing, she published children’s books, science fiction novels, and co-wrote a fantasy series about witches. These days, she mainly writes contemporary romance and romantic comedy novels under the pen name Talia Hunter, and has even made the USA Today Bestsellers List. Though she started off with traditional publishers, she’s now enthusiastic about self-publishing and the control it gives to authors.

Born in New Zealand, she recently moved to Australia, where she’s constantly amazed and not at all freaked out by the weird and wonderful critters. When she’s not writing, you can usually find her with a glass of wine, a good book, and a jumbo-sized can of bug spray.

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14-Day Creative Writing Intensive
for a discounted rate.

NZ $247, ZAR 2470, £ 124

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14-Day Creative Writing Challenge: NZ $247, ZAR 2470, £124

Reviews from Past Students

‘A great vehicle to create the discipline of writing, fun and informative with the readings and the feedback.’ – Helen Gaudin

‘The course material was fantastic – bite-sized chunks - wonderful additional reading. Very concise and informative. I learnt a lot even if it didn’t always show.’ – Jane Weston

‘I would describe myself as a writing toddler and The Writers College as a sensitive and insightful nanny who made me discover that I can climb stairs - the experience was exhilarating.’ – Claudia Bolz

‘The course exceeded my expectations and provided the structure and motivation to keep writing. Fun, challenging, full of energy. Thank you for the journey.’ – Judy Port

‘I feel like my Muse had a makeover: fresh, happier and definitely wiser.’ – Princy Kiran

Get These Additional Benefits

Lifetime Course Access

Benefit from free lifetime access to future course updates and access to our writing resources.

Join a Community of Writers

You will have access to our friendly Facebook community, as well as daily writing tips and inspiration.

500+ Bonus Articles on Our Blog

A superb, constantly updated resource with articles on writing and interviews with writers.

Work at Your Own Pace

Our courses work around you. You can pace your course around your busy life.

Work Opportunities

Top students on our certified courses* are invited to join our writers for hire service. *Our certified courses are tutored one-to-one. Students must produce 10 000 + words.

Be the First to Know About Writing Competitions

We'll help you keep up to date with the latest competition announcements in our bi-monthly newsletters.

Any Questions?

Let us know if you have any questions about the 14-Day Intensive.