"This is a clear and  flexible, programme offering an introduction to a variety of writing poetry in its diverse forms.  It develops skill as a poet and shows not only how to write but how to present work professionally.

It also offers a range of tools and techniques for use in our own poetry.  I am looking forward immensely to the rest of the course.” J Wickes, Leeds

"The regular sessions have helped me become more disciplined as a writer.  I have now have a full collection written and am ready to start submitting to publishers. 

It has been a brilliant course overall, well-structured and truly inspirational.  Thanks!"  Judith, Otley

"I’m half way through this course and finding it inspirational and encouraging.   Each week brings something new to get me thinking and working creatively with words.  I’ve been writing poetry for years but never with any formal teaching or support. I love finding out about different ways to use rhyme and structure in a poem, and reading example poems that are sent with the sessions. I’m writing in ways that I would never have known about before.

The course is well-paced to fit in with the demands of my working life and other commitments.  I’m sure I’ll continue to enjoy it and I’m so glad I found it!" Mary, Leeds

"It was by pure chance that I found this writing poetry course, which could not have appeared at a more apt moment, at a time when I was seeking both solace, and a challenge.  I have now completed the course and am thrilled with my achievements. I have somehow dug deep to discover that I truly have it in me to get published.

I have regained my confidence and feel I have nearly achieved my goals. Maria is the perfect tutor, not only due to her background as teacher and author.  She also has the ability to bring a writer's inner passion for writing to the fore in a natural, unassuming way.

She is helpful, informative, encouraging and passionate in her love for writing and inspires this in other writers.  I would recommend this course without hesitation.Ruth, Ilkley

Write a Collection of Poetry in a Year

Everyone has a life full of poetry!

Be inspired and motivated to complete your collection of poems with this online poetry course

with Poet and Novelist, Maria Frankland, (Author of two poetry collections, one memoir and six psychological thrillers.)

Hi there! I'm Maria and if you click the video above, I can say a proper hello to you. I'm excited that you're interested in Write a Collection of Poetry in a Year, and I'm guessing that this is an ambition you've been harbouring for some time.

This course does exactly what it says on the tin, (in the words of previous poets I've worked with,) and it will support you from the first to the last word of your collection, whilst nurturing your talent as a writer.

I am extremely proud of all the poets who have taken Write a Collection of Poetry in a Year and have either achieved, or are well on their way to publication.

As you scroll on, there's lots of information about how this course can support the writing of YOUR collection of poems, but if you still have questions, drop me a line.

Remember, no one can write your poetry collection but YOU and the time to do it is....

Here's a very broad overview of the course - for the complete overview, hit the button below.  This will also give fee and instalment details.

For a limited time I'm giving away the free gift pictured below to all writers who sign up to the course.

(UK only, due to postage costs!)

Part One - Planning and Getting Started:

Deciding on a theme and gathering material.

Looking at other poets and theory in relation to form, structure and content.

Drafting your poems in a variety of form using lots of inspirations.

Part Two - Building your Collection:

Developing and honing poetry skills such as pace, vocabulary, rhythm and imagery.

Continuing to draft and re-draft new poems.

Part Three - The Professional Poet:

Editing, presentation, outlets for poetry and publication.

Living, networking and promotion as a writer.

You will write an average of two poems per fortnight with a view to completing your collection within one year.

Two Course Plans are Available (with an instalment option:)

Option One: One Year Course - £30 per month for 12 months or one payment of £295.

Option Two: One Year Course + Personalised Support (4 critiques and 4 one-to-one consultations) £50 per month for 12 months or one payment of £495.

If you have any questions, drop me a line. Hearing from other writers always makes my day! Or if you just want to get started, hit the button below.

Prepare to feel proud of yourself - the course structure will ensure completion of your poetry collection within one year.

Editing and submission advice will be given so you're ready to market directly to your readers using the 'indie publishing' option or you will be supported to go down the traditional route and submit to publishers, anthologies and competitions.

My Risk-Free Promise

You will love this online writing poetry course and it will help you achieve your dream of being a published poet.

I am so confident of this that I promise a refund within the first 30 days, should you decide it's not for you. (This is subject to a small administration charge - see t&c's.)

Payments are directed through PayPal for your complete peace of mind.  (If you don't have a PayPal account, we can set up a direct arrangement.)

Imagine …

The enjoyment you will have as your collection of poetry grows.

The sense of achievement as you complete poem after poem.

The thrill of writing poems using new forms and themes.

The pride as you hold your book in your hands.

Did you know...

According to a recent study of writers,  97 out of 100 potential books are languishing in drawers and on hard drives. Write a Poetry Collection in a Year will ensure that your book is NOT one of them!

Into this course, I have distilled all my knowledge and expertise from my Masters in Creative Writing and my own experience of being a published poet.

I recall the joy at the time of my own poetry collection, (pictured below,) being published and want to help you experience this too!

(Autonomy Press)

There are Two Ways to  approach writing your Poetry Collection

1. The More Challenging Way

Using your own motivation and discipline to stay on task.

Finding advice and inspiration in books and on-line.

Asking friends/family to provide a second opinion on work.

Finding other writers with whom to share experiences.

Finding your own way through the many aspects that culminate in a best selling collection.

It is possible to succeed this way but why not give yourself the greatest chance of success and opt for...

2.  The Easier Way (which is what this course will provide)

Never facing the 'blank page' - as you will be inspired and taught new techniques throughout the course.

Knowing that motivational advice is all in one place, every fortnight.

The option of professional critique.

A forum of others all working through the same course and using a similar approach to achieve their poetry collection.

A knowledge that you will be supported from idea generation through to publication and beyond.

A wonderful investment to make in your writing dream

If you have any questions, drop me a line

Commonly Asked Questions

Will I really write a Collection of Poems within One Year?

Yes!  If you follow my prescribed method of regularly writing poetry.  Each session will contain a warm-up activity and the inspiration and guidance to complete a further one to two poems.

A pamphlet length collection usually consists of 18-25 poems and a full collection consists of 45-60 poems so completion of a collection of either length is easily attainable through following this online writing course.

Won’t I need a lot of discipline to get going?

Not discipline, more desire.  Once you start, you won’t be able to bear to stop.  You will find yourself conjuring poetry as you go about your life and noticing things more that you can use in your writing.

How will it fit into my lifestyle?

I send your course in 26 sessions to your in-box every fortnight.   It’s up to you what day and time of day you access them.  You decide when you complete the exercises, arranging your time when your writing will fit in with your other commitments.

Isn’t it isolating trying to work on my own?

Writing is a solitary activity so later in the course, I provide information about networking as a writer, both online and socially.

Also, as a course participant, you will gain access to the Facebook forum with other participants of the ‘Write a Poetry Collection Course,’ where you can swap and share ideas, thoughts, news and gain feedback on each other’s work.  I also dip into this group and can be contacted through it, or by email.

What if I change my mind?

The course comes with a risk-free 30 day money back guarantee.  (see t&c's for more info)

What does it cost?

There are currently two options.

Option One: One Year Course - £30 per month for 12 months or one payment of £295.

Option Two: One Year Course + Personalised Support (4 critiques and 4 one-to-one consultations) £50 per month for 12 months or one payment of £495. (Limited availability.)

How will I know what to do with it once I have written it?

In the latter stages of the course, guidance is given around preparing and presenting your poetry manuscript for submission to get it published along with guidance about independent publishing and traditional publishing.

How will I know if what I am writing is any good?

All writers have this doubt.  I even saw a tweet from JK Rowling expressing this!  As you progress through the course and your writing skills improve, your poetry will strengthen along with your voice as a poet.  Writing is a craft and the course will equip you to improve and be able to self-assess and edit till your manuscript is as polished as can be.

As writers, we only ever get better!

You can also opt into the chance to receive four critiques of your work in progress and four one-to-one consultations with me. Additionally the Facebook group may put you in touch with another writer with whom you can 'peer assess' with.

This could be the best decision you ever make as a writer

If you have any questions, drop me a line.

You may have questions on what you're about to embark or about elements of the course that haven't been covered on this webpage.

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