The Word Wizard Courses

Fiction Word Wizard Course

This course teaches you to plan, research and write your book. Thom shares practical advice to plan your work ‚ irrespective of whether you are writing fiction or non-fiction. This planning extends to outline plans of how you are thinking to publish your book. Even in fiction writing, you will need to research some elements of the content.

You will work through the planning, plot outline, character development*, story-telling and editing. This course fits into a series of courses that allow you to mix and match according to your requirements.

* We offer a specialist Character Development course to help you build complex and intriguing characters for your storyline.

By signing up for this course, you will also have access to the Word Wizard community and mentoring by Thom Poole for 12 months. This course is eligible for a 15% discount for anyone who has completed another course in our programme.


Non-Fiction Word Wizard Course

This course teaches you to plan, research and write your book. Thom shares practical advice to plan your work ‚ irrespective of whether you are writing fiction or non-fiction. This planning extends to outline plans of how you are thinking to publish your book.

You will work through the planning, ‚"story‚" outline, researching/referencing, writing and editing. This course fits into a series of courses that allow you to mix and match according to your requirements.

By signing up for this course, you will also have access to the Word Wizard community (fiction and non-fiction writers) and mentoring by Thom Poole for 12 months. This course is eligible for a 15% discount for anyone who has completed another course in our programme.


Character Development Course

This course teaches you to identify and create rich, interesting and complex characters for your story. Thom shares practical advice to create your characters to ensure you stay consistent throughout your book.

This course includes creating personas for your characters – who they look, think and act in all situations. Create the emotions and emotional responses for each character, and how you can describe it in different ways to keep your readership engaged.

We cover character development to a limited extent in the Fiction Book Writing Course, but this short course allows you to develop deeper and more engaging subjects. This course fits into a series of courses that allow you to mix and match according to your requirements.

By signing up for this course, you will also have access to the Word Wizard community and mentoring by Thom Poole for 3 months. This course is not eligible for the discount scheme.


Writing For Children Course

This course teaches you to plan, research and write your book for a younger audience. Thom shares practical advice to plan your work‚ irrespective of whether you are writing fiction or non-fiction. This short course compliments the general Book Writing courses.

You will work through the planning, plot outline, character development*, story-telling and editing. This course fits into a series of courses that allow you to mix and match according to your requirements.

* We offer a specialist Character Development course to help you build complex and intriguing characters for your storyline.

By signing up for this course, you will also have access to the Word Wizard community and mentoring by Thom Poole for 3 months. This course is ineligible for any loyalty discount.


Publishing Your Book Course

Almost anyone can write a book, but getting it published is another thing. Fortunately, there are plenty of tools at our disposal to help us create, edit and communicate our ideas. We no longer need to have a single copy of the handwritten or typed manuscript to send around to would-be publishers or agents.

In addition to working with publishers and agents, we also have the option now of self-publishing, and there are many varieties of this.

This course fits into a series of courses that allow you to mix and match according to your requirements.

By signing up for this course, you will also have access to the Word Wizard community (fiction and non-fiction writers) and mentoring by Thom Poole for 4 months. This course is eligible for a 15% discount for anyone who has completed another course in our programme.