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. Writers engaged on novel and script projects can opt for a personalised course based around their project.

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 £250 for tuition and materials except Writing for Children’s Books which are £350.  Personalised courses are also £350 for six modules.

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