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The Course In Detail

As we tailor every course personally to the particular writer, each creative writing course is different; it is tailored explicitly to you and what you want to write and achieve.

However, we base all the courses on the same underlying course structure:

  • 1 one-hour introductory session, where you will discuss with your tutor where you are in the writing process, where you want to be, what you want to achieve over the course and how it can be best structured to suit you, your book and your availability.
  • 8 one-hour tutorial sessions in which you will discuss up to 5,000 words per session. All sessions will be one-to-one and face-to-face, preferably in person but also possible by video call. You will have your own personal tutor, who will be invested in your work and will help you hone and develop your writing skills in relation to your specific work.
  • 6 months between the introductory session and the final tutorial session, with all sessions in between arranged flexibly around your life.

How To Apply

Unlike group creative writing courses, which are governed by fixed ‘term’ times, we take applications to our courses all year round. We ask that you provide a brief sample of your work (1,000 – 3,000 words). We assess your submission to ascertain whether we think you’ll benefit from our course. This has got nothing to do with whether you’re ‘good enough’ – it’s just to check that we are the right people to help you write your book.

The course costs £2100 for nine sessions covering up to 43,000 words over six months.

The Creative Writing Course costs £2100 upfront and covers 9 hours of one-to-one meetings with your own professional editor-tutor, who will read, edit and discuss with you up to 43,000 words of your own writing, as well as your overall project.

We recommend that the Creative Writing Course is carried out in person, if you are able to travel to Central London. For those of you who are not, we offer courses remotely via video call – though where possible we suggest carrying out at least the first session face-to-face (see our FAQs for why). If you would like to find out more about doing your consultation remotely, please email

One-Off Consultation

If you’re not sure you want to commit to the full course, you can purchase the introductory session separately for £230.

The One-Off Consultation is an hour-long, one-to-one and face-to-face discussion with a personal tutor at which you will discuss your written submission, as well as where you are in the writing process and where you want to be, if relevant. The tutor will advise you on how you can continue writing on your own.

This also makes a great gift for any budding writers in your life who need the impetus to get writing.

We strongly recommend that One-Off Consultations are carried out in person, if you are able to travel to Central London. However, if you would like to find out more about doing your consultation remotely, please email

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Apply now for the Ink Academy Writing Course

Applying to the Ink Academy Writing Course is quick and simple. Just upload a sample of your writing below, along with your name and email address, and we will be in touch with enrolment details.

The sample of your writing does not need to be polished or perfect, or even from the work you want to develop on the course. It is just so that we can ensure our course is best placed to help you. For more details, please see our FAQs.

Upload 1,000-5,000 words of your writing here:
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