Our Manuscript and Mentoring courses are 1-on-1 workshops designed for writers who want to take their new or existing idea to the next level.


1. New Manuscripts (6 or 12 Months)

Have a great idea for a novel, serial fiction or short story collection but aren’t sure where to start? Here’s what we can offer you:

  • A guided tutorial on structuring your new manuscript
  • An introduction to WriteUp, the program designed to help you plan, schedule and execute your writing goals
  • Fortnightly online meetups to discuss progress and moving forward
  • A complete read through of your first draft (6 month workshop) or all 3 drafts (12 month course) with suggestions for changes and edits.
  • A shoulder to cry on, a friend to talk with, a mentor keep you motivated and hitting your targets.
  • A flexible approach to the workshop that works around your schedule.
Bonus:
  • Access to a broad community of writers
  • Tutorial on the Tao Of The Self Published Author
  • Tutorial on Writing Great Cover Letters.

What you will have by the end of the workshop

  1. A complete first draft (6 month workshop) or a completed 3 draft manuscript (12 month course).
  2. Training in scheduling your writing time and structuring future manuscripts
  3. The ability to draft a coherent cover letter
  4. The skills to publish and promote your own work.

Fees

6 Months – $500 AUD – First Draft

12 Months – $1000 AUD – 3 Draft Completed Manuscript

How To Book

Booking is easy. Just fill out this form.


2. Existing Manuscripts – Polish & Publish (6 months)

Have an existing manuscript but want something more than just a line edit? Whether you want to self publish or go a more traditional route this 1-on-1 workshop will equip you with the skills you need to take your work to the next level. Here’s what we can offer you:

  • A complete read through of your existing manuscript with edits and suggestions to get it into tip top shape.
  • An introduction to WriteUp, the program designed to help you plan, schedule and execute your writing goals
  • Scheduled online meetups to review work, discuss progress and move forward.
  • A shoulder to cry on, a friend to talk with, a mentor keep you motivated and hitting your targets.
  • A complete proof read and edit of your final manuscript
  • A flexible approach to the workshop that works around your schedule.
Bonus:
  • Access to a broad community of writers.
  • A complete read through and edit of your finished product.
  • Tutorial on the Tao Of The Self Published Author
  • Tutorial on Writing Great Cover Letters

What you will have by the end of the workshop

  1. A complete, edited and fully proof red manuscript
  2. Training in scheduling your writing time and structuring future manuscripts
  3. The ability to draft a coherent cover letter
  4. The skills to publish and promote your own work.

Fees

This six month course costs $600 AUD. We accept payment through Paypal or Bank Depoist (Australian residents only)

How to book

Booking is easy, just fill out this form.


FAQ

Why are your courses cheaper than others?

At NiTH we believe that access to learning and training in writing shouldn’t be determined by your economic status. We want opportunity to be open to everyone, so we keep our services fairly priced.

I’m not in Australia. Can I still register?

Yes! While our HQ is based in Sydney, we have editors and writers from all around the globe. Just read some of the short stories on our homepage, and you’ll see that Needle In The Hay is all about bringing writers together, regardless of their nationality.

When does the course start?

After you’ve completed your application form we’ll contact you to determine the start date. It can be as soon as 48 hours after registering, or whenever you feel ready to get started.

I write all the time, do I really need a mentor?

That depends.

If you already have the kind of success you are after, then you might not need a mentor. However, if you feel that you want to take your writing to the next level, mentoring workshops can be a great way to accelerate that growth. There’s really nothing like having someone in your corner who’s only incentive is to help you reach your goals.

Will I be published after the course?

In the three years that we’ve been around, NiTH has already helped hundreds of writers achieve their goals, from publishing short stories to starting their own magazines, completing manuscripts and publishing.

Our courses are designed to equip you with the skills to move forward on your writing path. We think publishing is a big part of that. While whether you choose to publish at the end of your course is ultimately up to you, we’ll do our best to put you on that threshold.

Which course is right for me?

If you’ve never written a novel length manuscript before, or want motivation and structure through the complete process of writing your novel, then you might consider the 12 month writing course.

If you just need help getting over the initial hurdle of the first draft, then our 6 month first draft workshop is for you.

Got a manuscript that needs some work? Then our Existing Manuscripts – Polish & Publish course is the one you’re after.

I have more questions!

No problemo. Hit us up at [email protected]