Seven Ideas In Seven Days

Set your brain to work and become a story making machine

Learn how to see, hear and think like a writer with Writers’ HQ’s ideas-boosting online creative writing course, Seven Ideas in Seven Days. Designed to fit around everyday life and a busy schedule, wherever you are in the world, we’ll give you techniques and exercises for generating ideas and turning them into usable outlines for brilliant stories.

*Pershwing* And as if by magic, an idea appeared. No really, that’s how it works. Ideas come from your brain. It’s a facetious answer, but also the correct answer. Not that it necessarily helps you much right now.

Ideas are the bedrock of story writing (OBVIOUSLY). Sometimes they come thick and fast, and sometimes they seem to languish in the dank cellar of your subconscious and refuse to come out to play.

Throughout this course (which takes about a week, if you do one section per day), we’ll feed your brain with inspiration and help you to germinate those idea-seeds. Seedy ideas? Something like that.

Anyway, the course. We'll show you how to spot ideas in both the fantastic and the mundane; ply you with writing exercises to encourage those ideas to grow and bloom; give you a whole bunch of different techniques for presenting and mutating and developing your ideas into stories (or whatever), and generally help you get into the habit of THINKING CREATIVELY.

By the end of the course you will have seven brand new ideas that can be expanded into fully fledged stories, or inserted into existing stories to make them even betterererer.


  • Seven ideas that you can use, grow, nurture, or throw on the floor in frustration (then pick up again and hope no one saw)
  • Daily inspiration, whip-cracking, writing exercises and prompts
  • Top tips from tip-top authors
  • A private student Facebook group to discuss ideas, techniques and get advice from your tutors and fellow writers
  • A LOVELY social media community of Writers HQers

Love for Seven Ideas in Seven Days

Janelle Hardacre

Thank you!

I completed this course over Christmas and after a particularly dry spell for new ideas it was exactly what I needed. I've come out with a couple of solid ideas to develop into bigger stories and a host of techniques to try next time I'm feeling b...

Cindy Kessler


I really enjoyed this class, and though ideas seem to be the least of my problems, I really did appreciate the differed approaches (and especially the idea of changing the channel! Brilliant!!) in this class!

Samantha Ellis

Great ideas generator

This course has some great techniques for generating ideas and expanding on them. I've got some new ideas, and have expanded on another idea that has been rumbling around for quite a while. It's gone in quite the opposite direction to what I thoug...

Jan McCarthy

No excuses!

That's what this course left me with - in a very good way. It goes straight for the writing jugular, which is what a ditherer like me needs. It left me feeling like this: I can run away as far as I can get from anything to do with writing, or I ca...