• Do you want to write?
  • Do you want to earn money from writing?
  • Do you want support, advice, mentoring as you learn how to do this?

“Yes?”

The Big Writing School might just be for you

 

I have put together a 6 month programme with the best writers, agents, bloggers and agents in the business – all on tap to advice and inspire you to get your words onto the page – and start to make money from your writing.

Some of you may want to give up the day job to become a full-time writer, others may simply want to earn a little bit of extra cash every month – from monetising your blog and writing an e-book or freelancing for magazines and newspapers.

Whatever your goal, The Big Writing School is designed to give you the inspiration, the tools and the specific step by step guide of exactly how to do that.

The good news is that no matter what your budget, you can join us to making your writing dreams happen and we are so confident about our classes we offer a 100% money back guarantee.

My dream

 

My dream was always to become a professional writer. Despite being turned down by journalist school at aged 25 because I couldn’t spell I went on to be a prolific freelance journalist and health editor of two national magazines!

After becoming a life coach in 2000, I went on to write three books – one which was rejected by the publisher on submission (I had to pay back the advance which I’d spent!) and two which have gone on to be steady best sellers, translated into 4 languages.

My next creative challenge in 2012 is to finish my novel and screenplay plus a new self-help book on how to beat your inner saboteurs.

My research for that book inspired me to create this 6 month programme. For what I’ve learnt is that writing success happens when you:

  •  Take daily, consistent action and write every day
  • You have daily inspiration
  • You have weekly encouragement (“yes, keep going!”)
  • You have constructive feedback along the way (‘This is great, change this, write more about that.’)
  • You learn the scientific methods to increase your creativity by ten fold (yes, we are all creative but there are scientific methods that enable you to pimp your creative muscles to supercreativity mode!)
  • You have writing buddies/groups that gee you up when you flag

What are you committing to?

 

  • 12 week Artists Way online course created by Julia Cameron, facilitated with weekly live teleclasses with Suzy Greaves. Unleash your creativity!
  • Write a book in 90 days online programme with live weekly writer’s workshops via teleclass with Suzy Greaves to encourage and motivate us to get the words out of our head and on to the page.
  •  Membership and daily participation via journaling to the Big Leap Writing Group.
  •  14 x one hour Masterclasses over 6 months with some of the best writers, agents, journalists and columnists in the UK. (if you can’t make the live session, all masterclasses will be recorded)
  • One to one mentoring with some of the best writers, agents, journalists and columnists in the UK. (With the Golden Ticket, you get to work with the writing mentor of your choice once a month via telephone for a 60 minute one to one session)
  • One to one coaching with Suzy Greaves, named as the ‘top ten guru to change your life around’. (With the Golden Ticket, you are supported and coached 2 x 30 minute one to one intensive sessions per month by Suzy Greaves)

Your Masterclass experts:

 

Carole Blake is one of the most well known agents in the UK. In 1977 she started her own literary agency and has never looked back. She knows the industry inside out and is not afraid to tell it as it is – not always a palatable experience. Thank god she’s on our side.She’s written the industry bible :From Pitch to Publication: Everything You Need to Know to Get Your Novel Published.

 

Simon Trewin is a literary agent at United Agents where he represents an eclectic list of both fiction and non-fiction writers. He is especially interested in finding new crime and thriller authors, exciting and ground-breaking non fiction and some commercial women’s fiction – the sort of writing which moves the genre onwards.

 

 

Caroline Green is a journalist and YA author. Her first novel, Dark Ride was listed for the prestigious Branford Boase award . It was described by Chicklish as ‘Not to be Missed’. Her next book, Cracks, a dystopian thriller, is out in May 2012. She has written as a journalist for everything from the Mirror and the Mail to The Independent and The Times. Caroline is available as a mentor on the Big Writing Programme.

 

 

Anita Chaudhuri has been a feature writer at The Sunday Times, Elle Decoration, Psychologies, Features Editor on the Sunday Times Style magazine, Deputy Women’s Editor at Guardian, Deputy Editor at Time Out and Features Editor at Time Out. She is currently features editor at Psychologies magazine. Anita is available as a mentor on the Big Writing Programme.

 

 

Matt Whyman is a bestselling author of fiction and non-fiction, and writes for both adults and teenagers. His latest book – a memoir called Pig in the Middle – is published in translation across the world. He has hosted creative writing workshops around the world. He is also part of the team on Radio 1’s live advice show, The Surgery and agony uncle for Bliss magazine. Matt is available as a mentor on the Big Writing Programme.

 

Shahrukh Husain has been writing screenplays for 17 years.  Her first film, In Custody, adapted in collaboration with its author Anita Desai, won Oscar and BAFTA nominations. Shah is familiar with a range of theories and techniques of film-writing,  having worked with Hollywood gurus such as Linda Seger and top level British script editors like Sarah Golding and Karen Lee Street. Her  fiction and non-fiction has been translated into 14 languages. Shah is available as a mentor on the Big Writing Programme.

 

Michael Booth is a journalist and author of four books, all published by Jonathan Cape. His first, Just As Well I’m Leaving, was nominated for the Irish Times’ new writers award. His second, Sacre Cordon Bleu, was a BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week. His third, Sushi and Beyond, won the Guild of Food Writers award for work in food and travel. He is a correspondent for Monocle magazine, and a regular contributor to numerous UK newspapers and magazines. Michael is available as a mentor on the Big Writing Programme.

 

Carole Ann Rice A self-taught journalist who has written for many of the nationals (The Sun, The Express, The Independent on Sunday, The Mirror, The Birmingham Post as well as She and Red magazines), Carole Ann retrained and is now one of the most respected life coaches in the UK. Author of Find Your Dream Job, Carole Ann is now an inspirational columnist for The Express Newspaper.Carole Ann is available as a mentor on the Big Writing Programme.

 

Louise Johncox is a freelance journalist who has written articles published in The Sunday Times, The Times, The Telegraph and The Guardian. She worked as a staff writer on The Times where she commissioned food articles for The Magazine and was Assistant Editor on Sunday Times Style . Louise is a part-time journalism lecturer at Bath Spa University where she is completing her PhD food memoir, The Baker s Daughter – A Life Shaped by Cakes. Louise is available as a mentor on the Big Writing Programme.

 

Vanessa Gebbie is a prizewinning short story writer, a creative writing teacher, novelist, poet and editor. Her debut novel The Coward’s Tale (published by Bloomsbury in the UK and the USA) was a Financial Times 2011 Book of the Year. She teaches widely, working with writing groups, universities, school students and at literary festivals. In 2010, she was writer-in-residence at Stockholm University, Sweden.

She is also author of two collections of short fiction, Words from a Glass Bubble and Storm Warning (both published by Salt Modern Fiction) and contributing editor of Short Circuit, A Guide to the Art of the Short Story, a collection of essays and writing exercises by prize-winning short fiction writers, which is now in use at many creative writing courses in the UK and abroad.

 

Erica Douglas is one of the UK’s leading parent bloggers.  She’s trained over 1,500 women and business owners how to blog via her two popular eCourses – ACE Business Blogging and The Mum Blogger eCourse.  She is the author of A Guide to Successful Blogging and her latest book Blogging: The Essential Guide is due to be published this year.”Erica has been named Top Ten Blogger by everyone from Cision to Sainsburies. Erica is available as a mentor in the Big Writing Programme.

 

Antonia Chitty is an experienced and versatile entrepreneur, author and journalist. She has published articles in a range of consumer and trade titles and writes non fiction books. Antonia currently specialises in creating and marketing e-books and is now earning £10,000 a month from her e-book business. Antonia is available as a mentor in the Big Writing Programme.

 

 

Jacqueline Burns was commissioning editor at Random House and editorial director at Harper Collins prior to setting up as a literary agent and publishing consultant.  She runs the London Writers’ Club with agent Kirsty McLachlan and has co-authored two e-books on writing. She also wrote a series of humorous books for young women, The Handbag Book of Girly Emergencies, under a pseudonym.

 

 

Keris Stainton‘s first two novels, Della Says: OMG! and Jessie Hearts NYC have been published by Orchard books, with a third, Emma Hearts LA, out in June. Before writing her own novels, she co-founded the influential teen books blog, Chicklish and, according to The Bookseller is “well in touch with what teen girls want.” As a freelance journalist, Keris has written for publications as diverse as Practical Parenting, Scarlet, Essentials and The Daily Mail. Keris is available as a mentor in the Big Writing Programme.

 

Masterclasses:

How to make sure your idea has legs with Jacqueline Burns

If you want your book to be persuasive, entertaining or just commercial you need to have a book that really has an idea that really works.  Find out:

  • How to get feedback that is honest and useful
  • How to road test your idea before you send it out
  • What we in the industry mean by ‘a no-brainer book’

How to travel the world, eat fantastic food, and get paid for it with Michael Booth

In this masterclass you will learn:

  • How to find an agent and publisher
  • How to hone ideas, compose pitches and write book proposals
  • How to make a living as a food and travel writer

How to earn a living as a writer with Matt Whyman

In this masterclass you will learn:

  • Where there is money to be made at the typeface
  • How to be flexible in what you write and who you write for
  • How to create a sustainable writing practice that can financially support you and your family

Writing the e-book is just the start – 3 vital steps for making sure your eBook will sell with Antonia Chitty

In this masterclass you will learn how to create:

  • Multiple streams of income and product funnels: two concepts that no author should ignore
  • Launches and marketing: critical for every author
  • Be outstanding: how your book can transform how people see you and raise what you can charge and how this feeds back into sales

Confessions of a Literary Agent: How to get your debut book published with Simon Trewin

In this masterclass you will learn:

  • A step by step breakdown of the process to getting your book published.
  • Key factors to writing fast – a step-by-step plan for book writing.
  • Proven tips and techniques on managing your time, and tackling writer’s block.
  • Practical advice on landing a top agent including essential facts on presenting your synopsis.
  • Secrets to negotiating a good book deal.
  • A guide to self-publishing.

Ring the Changes to Sell your Script with Shah Husain

In this masterclass, you will learn the three elements vital to all successful narrative which travel along the two essential arcs of successful storytelling and which result in the transformation of the main characters as they changes the course of their lives and turn threat into triumph.

  • The central conflict
  • Going the distance
  • Conflict resolution

How to handle rejection, keep going and then get the deal with Caroline Green

In this masterclass, you will learn:

  • How to think like a professional writer
  • How to handle rejection in the most positive way possible.
  • How to get back to the page and write another book after another rejection

Secrets of successful freelancing with Anita Chaudhuri

In this masterclass, you will learn:

  • How to come up with brilliant ideas
  • How to get editors to say “yes”
  • How to earn a living as a freelance writer
  • Tricks of the trade about researching and writing feature articles for national newspapers and magazines

A sneak peek at the world of writing competitions with Vanessa Gebbie

Success in writing competitions will bring in not only cash, but also help build your profile. But – everywhere you look, there are competitions seeking your work, and your entry fees. Competitions big and small, some run by well-known organisations, some by tiny ones. Some judged by a ‘name’, and others judged by…well… who exactly? How can a writer new to the world of competitions best equip themselves negotiate this minefield? In this masterclass you will learn:

  • Which writing competitions are worth entering, which are not, and why
  • Which pieces of your work might be best to enter
  • How to polish those pieces, to give them the very best chance of rising to the top

5 steps to Keeping It Commercial – whilst still retaining your true voice with Carole Ann Rice

In this masterclass, you will learn:

  • How to write in  your own style
  • How to get ideas
  • How to please the feature editors
  • Know your market
  • Build on your own brand

5 steps to blogging success with Erica Douglas

In this masterclass, you will learn:

  • Start a blog
  • Create content and build audience
  • Build a fan base
  • Monetise your blog and make money online from your writing.
  • Sell your work online
  • Plus learn the secrets that get you ahead of the competition!

 

Everything you’ve ever wanted to ask an agent but didn’t dare with Carole Blake

In this masterclass you will learn:

  • How to pitch to get an agent’s attention
  • What agents are really looking for
  • The 3 most common mistakes writers make when pitching their novel
  • The One secret you need to know to get your novel published

What Commissioning Editors Want with Louise Johncox

In this masterclass you will learn:

  • How to write features that sell
  • How to come up with ideas
  • Best way to pitch
  • Write copy that sells

How to write a YA book proposal that sells with Keris Stainton

In this masterclass you will learn:

  • How to craft a kick-ass query
  • How to write a stand-out synopsis
  •  How to avoid teen cliches (and know your audience)

Q. OK, we can see it’s good, how much does it cost?

A. We want to make this course available to as many people as possible so we’ve created three different packages with six different ways to pay.


12 week Artist’s Way created by Julia Cameron, facilitated with weekly teleclasses with Suzy Greaves you can make three easy payments of £37 per month – that’s just over £1 a day. To get started click the button marked ‘subscribe’. Or you save money by paying for the whole course upfront, just £97  – remember there is a full money back guarantee, so really you have nothing to risk. To buy the Bronze Package now just click on ‘Buy Now’.



12 week Artist’s Way, Write a book in 90 days online programme and 14 x Masterclasses with top writers, agents and experts. Plus you get 24 hour access to Our Big Life writer’s community. You can subscribe for £97 per month, but you make a saving of £85 if you pay the upfront cost of £497. Click on the Buy Now button to sign up and remember that there is no risk – there is a full money-back guarantee if the course doesn’t meet your expectations. 


This package is only for those who are really serious about getting published and making money from the craft: 12 Week Artist’s Way, Write a book in 90 days online programme and 14 Masterclasses with top writers, agents and experts, 24 hour access to the inner circle Our Big Life and writer’s community, one hour mentoring a month with professional writer of your choice, one to one coaching 2 x 30 minutes a month with Suzy Greaves. OK we know that a Buy Now tag of £1,497 is the sort of figure that may have you reaching for a defibrillator, but look at the talent! We’ve brought together the best in the business. You might spend the next five years trying to get a deal – without success. These people will not only tell you why you are missing the bulls-eye, they will tell you what you need to do to hit it. Because we want to make it easier to get this expert information we’ve created a subscription offer of £297 per month. Once again your payment is covered by a no risk guarantee: so you really have everything to gain nothing to risk.


Wait! I also wanted to add in some fabulous bonuses for those people willing to take action quickly:

  1. Free entry for you and a friend to one evening event at The London’s Writer’s Club: global club for writers of all genres – from complete beginners to published authors. (worth £40!) Or if you don’t live in London, an Mp3 recording of The London’s Writer’s Club meeting.
  2. One Year’s membership to Ourbiglife: the inner circle of the Big Leap community where you have access to one year life changing online coaching programme plus 52 week access to the dynamic 21 Day Challenge – where you are encouraged to achieve the impossible in 21 days. (worth £97.)

TOTAL BONUSES IF YOU BUY TODAY: £137

I can’t guarantee that you will become a professional writer in 6 months. But I can guarantee that if you’re not satisfied with the course or feel that my team and I have not done everything we possibly can to give you the tools you need to embark on your Big Writing journey, I will give you a 100% guarantee to pay all your money back – and you can keep the bonuses!

 

It doesn’t get much better than that! Please help spread the word about this new course by clicking on the social media buttons below. Thanks for being part of the adventure xx