Enrolments for the September Write Your Novel Program are open......

Welcome to The Little Writing School

An online academy for writers.


Dear Writers,

I'm Vanessa, writing retreat host and author of three novels - The Florentine Bridge, The Memories of Us, and My Life for Yours.

I'm also the creator of The Little Writing School, an online suite of writing programs for aspiring and emerging writers.

The Little Writing School Programs & Offerings

Write With Presence Workshop

Goal-setting, working with self-doubt, and getting organised so you can finish what you start.


Write Your Novel Fiction Masterclass

A self-paced program that runs twice a year and covers the elements of writing a novel. 


Mentoring & Coaching Program

Personalised support through coaching or mentoring.


Manuscript Assessments

Got a completed manuscript and need a little help with revising it?


Writer's Retreats

Join me on a three or seven night Writer's Retreat in Tuscany or Australia in 2021.


The Write Your Novel Program runs twice a year in March and September.

Enrolments open in December and July.

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The Little Writing School Scholarship

Each semester, three writers will be awarded a scholarship allowing them entry into The Little Writing School's Write Your Novel program. This scholarship is open to Indigenous Australian writers, writers with a disability and writers who have been negatively impacted by COVID-19.

Applications re-open February 2020 for program commencement in March 2021.

The Little Writing School Residency

Each semester, writers enrolled in the Write Your Novel program will have the chance to apply for The Little Writing School Residency. Writers will need to submit the first chapter of their novel for consideration. The residency is strictly for one writer, to be taken within dates specified. Due to COVID-19, it is likely that dates for the residency will be set for 2021. The residency covers a three-night stay in a property located on the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria. Transport and meals are not included.

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The Little Writing School Affiliate Program

If you're an alumni of The Little Writing School, or a past retreat attendee who loved their experience, or you're simply a fan and wish to share the school with others, you might like to sign up to be an affiliate. 

The Little Writing School Affiliate Program gives you the chance to earn a 15% commission by sharing a unique link with others who go on to enrol in a paid course on the site. It's my way of saying thank you for helping spread the word!

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