The Self-Guided
14-Day Creative Writing Intensive

The Self-Guided
Creative Writing Intensive

Turbo-charge your creative writing in just two weeks!

Take on a 14-day self-guided creative writing course packed with creative writing tips 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 write 14 pieces of creative writing in 14 days, and learn a vital writing lesson each day, delivered via email.

Hand in your completed assignments at the end to get your certificate of completion!


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 own style of writing.

A Certificate of Completion

Get the Writers College seal of approval if you complete all 14 writing tasks within 14 days. Send in your completed tasks after Day 14 to qualify for a certificate.

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.

Reviews from Past Students

‘An excellent experience. I couldn't wait for the next day and enjoyed every moment of it.’ – Magdalena Low

‘The course material was fantastic – bite-sized chunks - wonderful additional reading. Very concise and informative. I learnt a lot.’ – Jane Weston

‘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

Course outline

Over the 14 lessons and assignments, you will be working on these crucial elements of fiction writing:

Four Essential Tools for Creative Writers

  • Tool 1: Our Source of Magic: Stories
  • Tool 2: Words: The Building Blocks of Creativity
  • Tool 3: Shifting Point of View
  • Tool 4: Awakening Your Senses

Nine Writing Skills Every Creative Writer Must Develop

  • Skill 1: Use Anglo-Saxon, not Latinate Words
  • Skill 2: Show, Don’t Tell
  • Skill 3: Use Active Voice
  • Skill 4: Balancing Action, Description and Dialogue
  • Skill 5: Cutting Unnecessary Action
  • Skill 6: Make Descriptions Specific With Sensory Details
  • Skill 7: Avoid Adverbs in Your Descriptions
  • Skill 8: Writing Authentic Dialogue
  • Skill 9: Pace Each Scene

Sign up for the self-guided
14-Day Creative Writing Intensive

NZ $ 69, ZAR R 695, £ 35

You can pay using a Credit Card or Debit Card or Paypal Balance.

You don’t need a Paypal account for this.

VERY IMPORTANT: After you have paid, you will be returned to our website. Please submit your name and email address so that we can capture your email address and start the first lesson.

NZ$ 69/ £ 35/ ZAR 695.00

If you are in South Africa, you can see our banking details here >

This course is for you, if you want to...

There is also an optional, follow-on course.

Any Questions?

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Payment details for South Africa

Please use the details below if you are in South Africa, but don't have access to Paypal.

Use your surname as a reference. The course will start once we see proof of payment in our bank account. You can speed up the process by emailing us proof of payment. Please note that we only work during weekdays, so weekend payments are processed first thing on a Monday morning.

Bank – FNB

Account Name – SA Writers College (PTY) LTD

Account Type – Current Account (Business)

Account Number – 62859782916

Branch Code for Online Banking – 250655 (Will be automatically selected)

Branch Code for In-branch Transfers – 201809  (Sea Point – Adelphi 024)

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