The Writer’s Block Detox


Fall back in love with writing


A 4-week online adventure into fiction, starting Monday 7th January 2019


You know you feel better, more creative and happier when you’re writing


…but you aren’t doing it


Beating yourself up doesn’t help


It’s like starting to exercise: you need to small and build up


Teeny Tiny Steps

7th January – 3rd Feb 2019


(that’s around $187 USD)


Daily fiction writing prompts delivered to your inbox

Exercises to help you build confidence, make time to write, mine for inspiration, develop ideas and more.

Live webinar/group video call where I’ll talk motivation, self belief and chat about your questions and concerns

Daily encouraging emails to help you believe you can do it!

It has been so enlightening doing Charlie’s prompts… that blissful feeling when you sit down uninspired and the words suddenly come from nowhere.

I feel like I’m developing as a writer… it’s by far the most pleasurable writing I’ve done.

Worksheets with exercises help you build confidence, mine for inspiration, develop ideas and more.

Bite-sized daily fiction writing tasks (5-20 minutes) to get into a daily routine that’s manageable and feels good.


We’ll start gently and get you excited about writing again before building up slowly to bigger tasks. You decide how much you can manage; this is a no-shame zone.

It’s all online, and everything comes right into your inbox. You never have to think of something to write about, and can do the work when it suits you.

Week-By-Week Guide:

Everything is delivered to you on email, and it’s a self-study programme so that you can write at times that work for you. No scary sharing of work or marking – this is purely about getting you writing again and enjoying it without pressure.

Explore what works for you


  • Start writing snippets of fiction very gently, in short timed bursts

  • Find time to write and set writing appointments

  • Investigate why you write

  • Start looking for inspiration

Get enthusiastic

  • Write creatively daily, progressing to larger bursts

  • Make your writing dreams feel more manageable

  • Hunt through your life and old writing to salvage forgotten ideas

Develop ideas


  • Continue writing a little every day

  • Circle back to explore your writing in more depth

  • Start developing story ideas and finding new possibilities in your work

Choose your own adventure


  • Choose to continue free-writing or write a complete short story

  • Brainstorm and develop ideas

  • Plan your own prompts and habits to keep motivation after the Detox

I did more creative writing in the past 4 weeks than in the previous 4 years! The timed writing was such an eye-opener.


I loved it… I have enjoyed the free writing more and discovered a love of dialogue and characters who are close the edge, either mentally or on the fringes of society


The worst thing about writing?


Not actually doing it…

If you don’t say yes and start now, where will you be in six months?



In exactly the same place, not writing.

Previous bootcampers who didn’t believe they could ever write have been accepted onto prestigious mentoring programmes, finished novels, submitted them to agents, had stories published.


It isn’t a magic solution, but if you love writing and want to start again, and start feeling better about it, this first step might be for you.


Writing is almost always the answer to problems with writing, but you have to commit to writing and experience it to see how powerful it is.


You have to write.


Sometimes though, you need a helping hand. I make it easy by cheering you on and suggesting what to write about each day. You just need to show up.

Do you want to join and start to enjoy writing again?

I do run into my own walls and I like that the simple tools provided show me a way around them.

Thanks Charlie for your long email, It’s so nice not to have to beat myself up about writing (there are so many things we torture ourselves about).

Writer's Block Detox EARLYBIRD

Ends 4th Jan 2019
  • Daily writing prompts delivered to your inbox

  • Exercises to help you build confidence, make time to write, mine for inspiration, develop ideas and more.

  • Live webinar/group video call where I’ll talk motivation, self belief and chat about your questions and concerns

  • Regular encouragement on email to help you believe you can do it!

  • Mon 7th Jan – Sun 3rd Feb 2018 (and you’ll get to keep all materials to re-use in the future)