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Three ways to improve your writing, whatever your genre

Three new tutored courses are now open for booking! 

With Debi Alper’s famous Self-Edit Your Novel course now open for 2022 bookings, we’ve unveiled three new tutored courses for 2021 on Creative Writing 101; Writing for Children; and Creative Non-Fiction. These courses are flexible, led by some amazing tutors and offer beginner writers the opportunity to learn the craft of writing alongside a small group. Learn more about those below, including reminders about the other good stuff we’ve got coming up this week.  

WEBINARS: Member events on blurbs, AMAs and marketing this week 

We’ve got three webinars this week for Self-Publishing month: write your blurb with Holly Dawson on Thursday; ask your burning questions to NYT indie bestseller Marie Force on Saturday; and join Kristina Adams on Monday 26 April to learn more about marketing without a budget. All exclusive for members. 



This week on Jericho Writers:

COURSES: New tutored courses now open for booking 

We’ve launched three new online tutored courses that cover Creative Writing 101, Writing for Children and Creative Non-Fiction. Join world-leading tutors for these 4-6 week courses with weekly online tutorials and small classes of like-minded writers. Self-Edit Your Novel has sold out for 2021, but is now booking for 2022! 


EVENT: The Summer Festival of Writing Early-Bird Tickets 

Hundreds of you have already snapped up your discount early-bird tickets before the full, exciting programme is launched soon. Further member discounts are available. Get yours quick! 


BURSARY: Receive a fully-funded place on the ‘Self-Edit Your Novel’ tutored course 

This course has now completely sold out for 2021, but as always – we're offering one fully-funded spot to a deserving under-represented or low-income writer. Simply apply with your work-in-progress. It's free to enter, and the prize is one of the best you’ll find.  


The special joy of a tutored course

We get a lot of feedback saying: “you guys offer quite a lot of different stuff, hey?” 

And it’s true – we do. But we do for a reason: every single writer we work with is different. Some prefer to save pennies and self-lead their education, accessing advice and feedback whenever something crops up (if this is you, then the Membership is your one!). Some people like to write first – get feedback later (which is where our editorial services come in). Some people like bespoke feedback, or the chance to chat to an agent (if this is you, then check out the one-to-one support).  

Often, writers want all of this stuff at some point in their careers, so we think it’s helpful to be there for all of it. Writing careers aren’t straight lines – they're ups; downs; side-to-sides; and – if they’re anything like mine – generally all over the place.  

The reason we offer tutored courses is that it takes much of this – the tutorials; the feedback; the community – and squishes it into a flexible, accessible package.  

Our three new tutored courses are perfect especially for beginners who are just starting out. Creative Writing 101 with Naomi Ishiguro (yes – THAT Ishiguro) will help you get to grips with fundamentals such as voice, plot and character. Writing for Children with Eleanor Hawken is my personal dream course because it covers all the essential components of writing novels especially for young people. And Creative Non-Fiction with the brilliant Sam Jordison offers the unique opportunity to work alongside someone who’s an author and commissioning editor, as you learn the techniques to make your true story come alive.  

All these courses take four-six weeks and are delivered online with class sizes of twelve people or less. The first dates are June/July, but you can also book in advance for August/September/October. The tutorials are all online, meaning they’re nice and flexible around your other commitments, and they’re all open to all writers internationally. And yes – if you’re a member, you even get a 10% discount. You don’t need to apply for these ones first, simply add to your cart and book if they appeal to you. 

Considering a course, but not sure whether it’s right for you? Ask your questions directly to our Head of Courses Maria Pace in the Community here. 

Sarah Juckes x 

Plus, don’t miss: 

Agent One-to-One sessions (10% discount for members)  

Bag yourself a fifteen-minute call with an agent or a book doctor to talk exclusively about your work. Booking now! 

Manuscript Assessment  (10% discount for members) 

Our most popular editorial service matches you to your dream editor and gives you tailored feedback on your work.  

New Mentors added! (10% discount for members) 

Work one-to-one alongside a prize-winning author as you write or edit your book. This one is completely tailor-made to you and now includes mentoring for those who are self-publishing too! 

PS: Happy debut publication week to our Marketing Manager, Sophie Flynn! Sophie’s book launch for ‘All My Lies’ is online and open to all, featuring an ‘Ask Me Anything’ with her agent and Editor. Register here for Friday!

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