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The Twenty Minute Writer: Build a Writing Practice that Works

Let's find a way to make writing a regular and meaningful part of your life

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This course was exactly what I needed to pick up a pen again and feel good about writing. I'd lost track of this hobby over the years, but now I have the confidence and tools to make some meaningful progress with my story ideas. The content has really made me think, and the structure and support made for a really engaging and welcoming environment. I've already recommended this course to friends and will continue to recommend to others.


- Roze S, Writerscape Student

Do you long to write but find that you are your biggest obstacle? Is there a writer or an idea inside you but life, or your own doubts and fears, has a way of eating up all your time or energy? This course is for you.

Whether you've got a set project in mind or you just want to write free flow until something takes shape, The 20-Minute Writer will help you identify your obstacles and work around them to create a realistic and sustainable writing practice. Using a combination of prompts, tutorials, videos and practical strategies, you'll learn how to commit small windows of time each week to your writing and how to make the most of them.

We really believe that a small commitment to writing can yield big results. Let's get writing. Join us.


Your Instructor


Amy Stuart
Amy Stuart

Amy Stuart is the #1 bestselling author of two novels, Still Mine and Still Water. Her third novel, Still Here, was an instant bestseller upon its release in 2020. In 2012, Amy completed her MFA in Creative Writing through the University of British Columbia. She worked for many years as a high school and adult educator before shifting her focus to full-time writing and building Writerscape, an online writing community for hopeful and emerging writers. She has extensive experience supporting writers at all stage of their process. Amy was born in Toronto where she still lives with her husband and their three sons. Aside from writing and teaching, she coaches ice hockey.


Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts as soon as you enroll and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish. You can continue to access it over and over to refresh your connection to writing as needed.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us within 2 days of starting the course for a full refund.
Do I need writing experience to take this course?
Absolutely not. This course is for writers of all stages and stripes. Whether you are just starting, or whether you've got a novel in a drawer that you're longing to get back to, this course is designed to work for you.
Is this course just for fiction writers?
No! This course is all about building a writing practice. That means it can work for any kind of writer, whether your focus is fiction, poetry, screenwriting, playwriting, a memoir or anything in between.
Will I be interacting with the instructor or other students?
This course is entirely self-paced. You complete the units on your own time. It might take you three days, three weeks or three months. You might linger on each unit or rip through them. Writerscape runs regular challenges that include an interactive component if that's your preference. That said, each unit has a "comment" section in its final lesson and if you add a comment about your own experiences, thoughts or questions, we will make every effort to engage with you.

Course Curriculum



It's time to make that commitment to your writing life. Let's get writing.

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