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So, you want to be a writer?

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Where to even begin?

You have all these ideas and you want to turn them into stories. You have characters talking in your head but you don’t know how to make them come alive on the page. There is so much you want to say if you could only find the right style.

Let WriteOnline lead the way.

The WriteOnline courses have been put together so that you get a handle on the most important aspects of creating stories. If you want to write a novel or a memoir, you’ll find help and guidance here.

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Courses with Mike Nicol

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Specific courses

Two months of inspiring, stimulating and hands-on tutoring while you take your writing to the next level.

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Weekly assignments

Here’s a chance to experiment with different genres and styles. And get the sort of feedback that is meaningful.

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Video lectures

Each week comes with a new module. Each module has a video lecture that will get you reaching for your writing device.

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Chat rooms

Talking about writing is one of the best ways to learn about writing. Each course has a forum where you can have your say.

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Comprehensive notes

The weekly notes are a “how to” book all on their own. They’re yours to keep. You’ll be able to refer to them again and again.

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Online access

Whether you work on a desktop, a laptop, a tablet or a smartphone, WriteOnline is designed to function on your favourite device.

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The Writers’ Masterclass

For the past twenty years I have been helping writers get their stories into print. This class offers nine months of online supervision and has a proven track record.

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Writing Fiction

We are stories. We are our imaginations. And fiction is our way of connecting. This 11-week course will help you create intriguing characters, suspense and tight dialogue.

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Writing Reality

The memoir has become the record of our time. Whether you are writing for a general market or your family, this nine-module course lays out how you can turn your world into a compelling story.

Mike Nicol’s creative writing course changed my life.
I am now a published author.”

Qarnita Loxton

Latest news

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Writing sex
Writing sex scenes: some writers have no trouble at all; others squirm with embarrassment and avoid the subject altogether. “I can’t do them,” one writer told me and she shall…
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I see you (2)
Part 2 Last week I mentioned how useful the first-person observer could be as a writing tactic; this week I’ll look at some ways authors have deployed the “I see…
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I see you (1)
Funny how with the start to each book comes a new revelation, and a new writing tip. Even 20 books later. So my theme of “I see you” has two…