An online writers’ resource
iWriteFiction is a unique new learning pathway to help you develop your creative writing and storytelling skills – whatever your writing interests and ambitions.
Becoming a member of iWriteFiction allows you to acquire and practise a full range of writing skills, experiment with creative ideas, share with – and be supported by – an interactive community of writers just like you, and to develop your own writing in a fun and creative way.
iWriteFiction has been planned by creative-writing and publishing experts to provide inspiration and encouragement with structured but flexible progress. It’s your step-by-step journey towards becoming a better, more confident writer with tried-and-tested skills, confidence-boosting achievements and a network of like-minded supporters.
How iWriteFiction works
- Affordable monthly price of £9.99 – significantly less than other online or attendance courses
- Free trial first month
- Use and enjoy it in your own time, at your own pace
- Access it on any personal computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone
- Video tutorials, downloadable notes, exercises and writing prompts are yours to keep
- No minimum membership period – you can cancel at any time
What does iWriteFiction provide?
Monthly membership provides collectable content you can keep forever plus continuing access, whenever you want, to a community of writers.
- Structured monthly progress and feedback
- 4 exclusive video tutorials each month including Get Writing, Core Skills, Masterclass and Top Tips
- Exercises and downloadable notes
- Full access to Community features including Discussions, Story Share and Challenges
- Entry to monthly £500 Competition prize and professional review
You can enjoy a month’s FREE TRIAL starting today
Each month during your membership you’ll receive four video tutorials.
Illuminating and entertaining insights to help you develop your writing, imagination and storytelling across a range of styles or for specific genres and applications, with practical exercises and file-able notes.
Tried-and-tested expert teaching, tutoring and tips to help you shape your technical writing skills, capture your characters, and improve your powers of description, with practical and fun exercises and file-able notes.
Explore masterpieces of the world’s most popular storytellers to discover the telling skills and techniques that bring their writing to life, with inspiring exercises to emulate them and their art.
Tailor-made vlogs by a range of established writers, teachers and publishing professionals. Packed with practical hints and tips, inspiring insights and pithy pep talks, writers share their personal insights.
Each complete video tutorial comprises four bite-sized episodes, each supported by downloadable notes that provide valuable summaries of key points, complementary exercises, and suggestions for further follow-ups.
iWriteFiction builds together into four progressive Levels – each consisting of six monthly Parts. By proceeding through each Level you’ll develop your skills.
- increasingly sophisticated and polished writing skills
- your own particular voice and style
- thorough experience of different techniques, genres and formats
As you progress, you’ll accumulate points for using tutorials and exercises. You’ll also gain points and awards by participating in features such as Competitions, Challenges, Wordplay, Story Share and Discussions.
You can track the number of points you’ve accumulated on the My progress page in My account.
All points you accumulate along your creative writing journey count towards the award of an iWriteFiction Certificate.
iWriteFiction also gives you access to an interactive Community of writers. The iWrite
Community has three sections.
You can join in on what other members are talking about, or start a new topic of your own to see how other writers might help: it’s where to share ideas and air your opinions on writing!
If you’re looking for constructive feedback on a piece of your own writing, you can post it in Story Share and invite other members to read and comment – and vice-versa.
Every week there are Challenges to take part in and to share with fellow iWriters – your chance to try your hand, improve your technique, shape your voice, or just for the fun of it!
You can share your response to a Challenge with other writers in the community, comment on each others’ entries, get new ideas and learn how to hone different techniques and styles.
Every month we’ll also be running a brilliant writing Competition, where every winning entry will be awarded £500 and be reviewed on the site by one of our publishing experts.
All the winning entries will be saved on the site for you to read whenever you want, along with their reviews. Every Competition sets a different challenge.
Each winning entry is reviewed by one of our expert panel. You can read their full review or select highlights of the text with comments in context.
Founder of iWriteFiction
Writer & editor
Writer, lecturer, presenter
With iWriteFiction you can..
- Develop your skills with tutorials, exercises and wordplay
- Respond to prompts, take up a challenge, test your skills, all with feedback from the Community of writers like you
- Write what you really want and be rewarded with prizes and feedback from publishing experts, teachers and writers
- Enjoy a safe, responsive and progressive way to build your confidence as a writer and find your own, distinctive voice
iWriteFiction is a completely new product for writers of all levels of ability. It’s a unique progressive-learning pathway that builds together in step-by-step, bite-sized parts you can refer to whenever you want.
Keys to success
Accessible and usable all in one place, it provides the keys you need to unlock your potential to become a creative writer: Skills, Inspiration, Know-How and Masterclass in every part.
Fun & simple
Unlike formal creative writing courses, it provides complete flexibility in what elements you choose to learn, and how you prefer to do so, ensuring that you experience a pathway that is unique to you.
And at any time you want you can share ideas, follow discussions or try out new writing… all with support and feedback from fellow-writers in the iWriteFiction community.
Hear what other iWriters say and enjoy
Author of The Mill Valley Girls
How amazing to have a brilliant tutorial to watch at a time to suit you; one to refer back to whenever you want. Plus an online community to offer help, support or just company whenever you need it. I wish iWriteFiction had been around when I started out!
Actor & Writer
iWriteFiction is an invaluable part of a young writer’s toolkit. Quite apart from masterclasses, discussion boards and advice, its always insisting on its members to write and carry on writing. Even if it’s 250 words for a themed challenge or providing the motivation of a competition, iWriteFiction feels like a person at your shoulder telling you to keep writing!
For budding fiction writers like me, iWriteFiction is a unique and invaluable resource – informative and well-presented tutorials, a great online community for sharing ideas and information. I love the Masterclasses – perfectly pitched pieces that reveal the ways writers grab readers’ attention right from the start, and take them on a journey that engages their emotions and maintains the narrative tension.
I feel that ‘iwritefiction’ is a brilliant way to share and improve on skills through a masterclass and it allows writers to come together to share stories, have discussions and improve on their own work. Competitions are brilliant as both a bit of fun and a way to improve writing and gain a sense of competitiveness which is good in the long run. Overall it is a fun, light-hearted way to share stories as well as being easy to access and enjoy.
Author, poet, playwright, songwriter
What a wonderful resource for writers iWriteFiction is! Yes, you can go away on a tutored retreat for a week or two, or sign up for a series of expert workshops, but these tend to cost quite a lot and it’s not always easy to find the time. And, actually, us writers are a rather private bunch and the idea of being exposed like this for so long is not that appealing.