Chalk the Sun offers personalised distance learning packages for home study with full phone, email and Skype support from one of our professional writers. You will receive original materials suited to your learning requirements. You will decide when to have your tuition sessions and will receive ‘second opinion’ feedback on your work, depending on where your particular interests lie. We are also happy to arrange a one-to-one session if you are in London.

You can choose to do an extended home study version of any of the class-based courses – Get Started,  Short Story Boot Camp, Stage and Screen or Writing for Children. Writers’ Room suits those who want to experiment with different topics and forms and gain the necessary skills to develop their writing.

Distance-learners are part of the Chalk the Sun community, and will be kept ‘in the loop’ about our class-based courses, reading and social events in case you happened to be in town and wanted to pay us a visit.


All courses are £350 for tuition and materials for six modules.


Writers engaged on novel and script projects can opt for an intensive  personalised mentoring package based around their project. These individualised development packages include written feedback, editing, stay and story analysis by email, Skype and phone plus 121 tutorials. We ask writers to submit an outline/step treatment or synopsis plus a 1,000 word extract for initial evaluation of your needs to decide how to proceed. This costs £149 for which you receive notes, an initial assessment and, if appropriate, options starting at £300 to help you choose what would be best for you and your work.

See here for our dates and rates  or check FAQs for more information.