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Tim Clare’s Couch to 80k Creative Writing Bootcamp

8 weeks

Write while you learn

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A great way to inspire, encourage and, crucially, get you writing, is by doing daily writing exercises. We’ve partnered with author and blogger Tim Clare to give you an 8-week podcast course called Couch to 80k, to get you doing just that.

The Couch to 80k Creative Writing Boot Camp is embedded into Novlr and gives you one 10-minute writing exercise a day for 8 weeks. Each episode is designed to whet your appetite for getting words on the page and includes silent time as part of the audio to keep you focused without the distraction of pausing the recording.

Once the course is activated in Novlr, we automatically create a dedicated novel for it so it doesn’t interfere with your other writing.

How does it work?

Like everything in Novlr, accessing the course is really straightforward. Open your dashboard and open the Learning tab. You’ll see the course there and can click “start course” to get writing! This will create a new project in your novels list and open the first episode of the course directly inside it. One chapter is created for each episode of the course as you go through them.

Tim Clare

Tim Clare is a poet, podcaster, and author of The Honours, The Ice House, We Can’t All Be Astronauts, and Coward: Why We Get Anxious and What We Can Do About it. He has a sharp, acerbic, and hugely insightful blog and podcast called Death of 1000 Cuts for anyone who wants to know how to write a novel, write great fiction, and get published. He’s really smart. We like him.