Creative Writing the Artist’s Way

Welcome to Creative Writing the Artist’s Way

NB. Our meetup hosts are temporarily down – you can book all our courses / workshops via Hotcourses

** NEW Write a Novel in a Month, Manchester City Centre £99 (early-bird offer, usual price £120) 5, 12, 19, 26 August. Taking registrations or bookings via PayPal to

** Liverpool Writing Workshop, 20 March, 7-9pm, £11/£10 **

** Manchester Writing Workshop, or see our Meetup group, 1 Apr and 15 Apr, 7-9pm, £11/10**



We offer online and face to face courses for all levels: Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced. We also run some specialist courses and are designing new ones all the times, such as in flash fiction and novel writing.

Our face to face courses take place in Manchester and Liverpool, but you can do an online course from anywhere in the world.

Tutors are Dr Sarah Dobbs and Dr Muli Amaye. Sarah’s novel Killing Daniel was recently longlisted for the Guardian’s Not the Booker prize. Muli’s is out early next year!

We also help with manuscript appraisal. £40 per hour. Email for details.

Email us at


We’re partnered with Hotcourses so you can book with total security via their site. Please note, prices will be rising on Hotcourses to account for increased transaction fees. Ours will stay the same. To book with us, you can use our new booking site.

Here’s a sample of our current range of courses. Book with Hotcourses or book direct with us here.

Self-study: complete beginners – £15, 10 weeks

Online Beginners – £60, 4 weeks

Online Intermediate – £65, weeks

Online Advanced – £70, 4 weeks

How to Write a Novel – £325, 12 weeks

Manchester Writing Workshops – all take place at Friends Meeting House, Manchester, near Central Library, 7-9pm

Liverpool Writing Workshops – monthly. Next date 28 November, 90 Squared, Elevator Studios, 7-9pm


About SarahJaneDobbs

One response to “Creative Writing the Artist’s Way

  • leatierney

    Hiya Sarah, I’m sure you will be proud to hear that one of your creative writing students (Craig Hallam) is launching his debut novel next month! I just wondered if you have any suggestions as to how we could link Craig’s success story with your tutoring via OU? Many Thanks, Lea 🙂

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