Online Creative Writing Courses

Develop your novel, short story and flash fiction writing

Retreat West provides a whole range of online creative writing courses to help you develop both your novel writing and your short story writing. Designed and delivered by published authors, they will help you create believable characters and worlds and write stories that will keep your readers enthralled.

From short classes looking at individual elements of novel writing and perfecting your prose, to longer courses that will help you write a whole novel, Retreat West courses will help you become a better and more confident writer.

The Ultimate Novel Writing Course

In partnership with Jericho Writers

This year-long online creative writing course is for writers serious about getting their novel written and published. It will show you how to write a novel and provide 1-1 mentoring support all the way through. Amanda Saint has designed the course with CM Taylor and is delivering it in conjunction with Jericho Writers. The button below will take you to the course info and application form on the Jericho Writers website. Next start start date: March 2020

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Start Your Novel Course

This 6-week course will help you to plan a novel, plot it simply in line with story structure, plus you’ll really get to know your characters and the world they live in. Start anytime with work alone option and get feedback at the end.

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Novel Writing Classes

Short online classes looking at plotting, characterisation and the landscape and setting. Start anytime.

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Fantastic Flashing

A 2-week intensive and immersive course to get you creating lots of new flash fiction stories by experimenting with voice and style. Work with up to 12 other writers on the collaborative courses or start anytime when you work by yourself.

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Flash Weekender

Join us for a fun weekend of flash fiction writing focused on creating new pieces of work to hone and polish once the hard work is done. With tutors Amanda Saint and Mary-Jane Holmes.

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How To Write a Page Turner

A 6-week intensive course that will help you write stories that keep readers gripped. Start anytime.

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